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2 resign before airport commission’s second meeting

A member of the Charlotte Airport Commission and a member of the committee established to oversee it have resigned.

Johnny Harris, a Charlotte developer and supporter of separating the airport from city control, said he resigned his position on the oversight committee because of a conflict of interest. Harris, whose brother Cameron Harris is a member of the commission, did not specify the conflict.

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger appointed Johnny Harris. He has not named a replacement.

Chad Brown, a Gaston County commissioner, was set to be Gaston’s representative on the airport commission. Brown said he resigned because he didn’t want to be part of a body whose future is so uncertain.

“I just didn’t want to be sworn into that,” said Brown.

Joe Carpenter, Gaston County Board of Commissioners vice chairman, was selected to replace Brown.

The airport commission holds its second meeting Thursday night.

Portillo: 704-358-5041; Twitter: @ESPortillo
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