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NC voter education advocate leaving post

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The head of a nonpartisan organization
devoted to election reforms and educating voters in North Carolina
is leaving to lead a Raleigh-based philanthropic foundation.

The A.J. Fletcher Foundation announced Thursday that Damon
Circosta would become the group’s executive director starting next
month.

Circosta currently leads the North Carolina Center for Voter
Education, which has created voter guides and helped produce
statewide candidate forums for down-ballot races. Circosta also has
pushed for legislation that would create an independent
redistricting commission and to expand voluntary public financing
for statewide races.

The foundation’s board chairman is Jim Goodmon, the chief
executive of Capitol Broadcasting Co., which owns WRAL-TV. Goodmon
is Fletcher’s grandson.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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