McCrory names Charlotte lawyer Grant Whitney to elections board

Grant Whitney.

Grant Whitney.

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory has named Charlotte attorney Grant Whitney Jr. to the State Board of Elections. Whitney replaces former Chairman Josh Howard, who announced his resignation in late 2015. Whitney will serve through the remainder of Howard’s term, which ends May 2017.

Whitney is an attorney who focuses on real estate and property transactions. He is a partner at Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, and volunteers with Junior Achievement, United Way, and the Boy Scouts of America, according to the governor’s office. Whitney is also a past chair of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party.

Whitney earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. In accordance with state law, McCrory chose Whitney from a slate of names submitted by the N.C. Republican Party.