North Carolina SBI director nominee gets House support

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory’s choice to lead the State Bureau of Investigation for the next seven years is getting strong support so far at the North Carolina legislature.

The state House voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Robert Schurmeier as director. He was a longtime Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and deputy chief, and most recently has led a private security and investigative firm.

His nomination next goes to the Senate. Schurmeier would succeed the retired B.W. Collier.

The House also gave unanimous approval to the governor’s nominees for three Special Superior Court judgeships and for two seats on the Industrial Commission, including former Rep. Bill Daughtridge. These also now will be heard by the Senate, which moved along other nominations during the first week of the General Assembly’s annual work session.

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