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Mecklenburg Republicans name two to replace Jeter

Danae Caulfield
Danae Caulfield

Mecklenburg County Republican officials have chosen two people to replace state Rep. Charles Jeter – one to fill out his term and another to take his place on the ballot.

Jeter resigned suddenly last month, citing personal reasons.

The GOP executive committee Wednesday named lawyer Justin Moore to fill the remainder of Jeter’s term in District 92, which ends in January. He defeated Tom Davis, who lost the March primary to Jeter by 34 votes.

Moore, 33, is a contract attorney for Carolina Legal Staffing. He has to be formally appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

GOP officials also elected Beth Danae Caulfield, a former Huntersville town commissioner who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2011, to take Jeter’s place on the fall ballot.

She’ll face Democrat Chaz Beasley.

“I welcome Danae Caulfield into the District 92 race,” Beasley said in a statement. “I look forward to having a spirited debate about the future of our community in the coming weeks.”