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Representative-elect Roberson was sworn in on Wednesday January 13 2021

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Representative-elect Roberson was sworn in on Wednesday January 13 2021
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After five years successfully serving as the Mayor of Knightdale, North Carolina, Shaw University alumnus James Roberson (Class of ‘86) was selected to fill a vacated seat in the North Carolina General Assembly. In addition to his time as Mayor of Knightdale, Mr. Roberson previously served for eight years on its city council.

Representative-elect Roberson was sworn in on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at noon at the North Carolina General Assembly. He represents NC House District 39.

“I look forward to serving the citizens of my community at a new level through this new opportunity at the North Carolina General Assembly,” stated Roberson. “I’m grateful that Shaw University prepared me for a career in higher education, for a successful time as a council member and mayor, and now for the opportunity to serve at the North Carolina General Assembly.”

“On behalf of Shaw University, I extend our congratulations to Representative-elect Roberson on his appointment,” stated Dr. Paulette Dillard, President and CEO of Shaw University. “I look forward to working with him in his new role and especially to advance the cause of higher education for all.”

Mr. Roberson is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and is presently employed by Wake Technical Community College as Senior Dean of Instructional Support and Chief Campus Officer of the Western Wake Campus. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, music, and mentoring.  James and his wife Sharon live in Knightdale, NC.

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