My title here MAY be a little deceiving. It is MY Opinion that she is violating the North Carolina Constitution because she is holding 2 separate “Elected Positions”.
Number 1 – She is elected and serves the citizens of NC as the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Number 2 – She is the President-Elect of the ‘Council of Chief State School Officers” (CCSSO)
They, the CCSSO, seem to have a budget and operating costs because they have a full list of ‘STAFF Members‘. Everything from IT, to Accounting, Human Resourses and Office Management…you name it!
I wonder what her salary is as President Elect?
Let’s review the NC Constitution on holding dual offices.
ARTICLE VI – SUFFRAGE AND ELIGIBILITY TO OFFICE
Sec. 9. Dual office holding.
(1) Prohibitions. It is salutary that the responsibilities of self-government be widely shared among the citizens of the State and that the potential abuse of authority inherent in the holding of multiple offices by an individual be avoided. Therefore, no person who holds any office or place of trust or profit under the United States or any department thereof, or under any other state or government, shall be eligible to hold any office in this State that is filled by election by the people. No person shall hold concurrently any two offices in this State that are filled by election of the people. No person shall hold concurrently any two or more appointive offices or places of trust or profit, or any combination of elective and appointive offices or places of trust or profit, except as the General Assembly shall provide by general law.
I’ll look forward to the “Constitutional Experts” weighing in on this issue.
Let the liberal SPIN begin.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirteenth Day(and a Friday at that) of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Thirteen.