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News Debbie George named director of elections

Debbie GeorgeGeorge has worked for board of elections since 2003.

Macon County Board of Elections has announced the appointment of Debbie George as the new Director of Elections for Macon County.

George has been employed by the Board of Elections since 2003 and appointed Deputy Director in 2005. She received her N.C. Elections Administrator Certification in 2009 with renewal of certification in 2011 and 2013.

"I appreciate the confidence from the Board of Elections," said George. "I'm looking forward to serving the voters of Macon County."

The Macon County Board of Elections is committed to conducting fair, honest, impartial and efficient elections so that all qualified citizens in Macon County may exercise their right to vote, according to Luke Bateman, chairman of the board of elections.

George served as interim director following the investigation, suspension, and eventual resignation of former director Kim Bishop. Bishop is still being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigations for allegations of embezzlement. The SBI was called in by Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland and District Attorney Mike Bonfoey when it was discovered that more than $50,000 had been paid out to different individuals without proper justification and/or documentation.


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