Former state Rep. Bruce Goforth who lost to current Rep. Patsy Keever in last year’s Democratic primary, has changed his registration to Unaffiliated and taken a job with Speaker Tom Tills, a Republican, as an adviser on jobs and the economy.
Goforth, who served four terms in the House and rose to become a majority whip, was trounced in the primary, with Keever taking 59.8 percent of the vote, touting her progressive platform and credentials.
Goforth will make $60,000 a year in his new position, and according to the Associated Press, Tillis has said Goforth’s private sector experience as a contractor will help in finding ways to create jobs.
— David Forbes, senior news reporter