by Lisa Sorg
You might need a flow chart for this: Graig Meyer is the Triangle's latest legislator. He was appointed by the N.C. House Executive Committee Tuesday night to represent House District 50, which includes parts of Orange and northern Durham counties. His term expires in December 2014.
Meyer, director of student equity and volunteer services at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, replaces Valerie Foushee, who switched from the House to the State Senate to fill Ellie Kinnaird's seat. Kinnaird retired after the 2013 legislative session to focus on voting rights issues.
Other candidates for House 50 included Chapel Hill Town Councilor Laurin Easthom, Orange County Commissioner Bernadette Pelessier, businessman Tommy McNeill and lawyer Drew Nelson.