Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Board Elections
Q: When is the next Board election and what position(s) will be open?
A: The next North Carolina Board of Pharmacy elections are scheduled to begin November 1, 2019. Pharmacists may remember that the Board amended its rule on elections, 21 NCAC 46.2100, in 2017 to shift the election period to coincide with the pharmacist license renewal period.
Two district seats will be up for election this year: 1) the Central District, which consists of Anson, Cabarrus, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties; and 2) the Northeastern District, which consists of Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington and Wilson Counties.
Gene Minton is the current Board member from the Northeastern District. Mr. Minton is serving his second term. By operation of state law, Mr. Minton cannot run for a third consecutive term.
Ashley Duggins is the current Board member from the Central District. Dr. Duggins is eligible to run for another term.
The winners of this election will begin their terms May 1, 2020.
All pharmacists actively licensed by the Board and living in North Carolina at the time of the election will be eligible to vote for these two seats. Beginning November 1, pharmacists will simply log in to the Board’s Gateway, the same portal used to renew your license, and select from the list of candidates for each district. More information about the on-line voting method will follow in the fall.
To be eligible to run for one of the two seats, the candidate must be a licensed pharmacist residing in one of the counties that comprise the district at the time of the election. Candidates who wish to stand for election will be required to submit a petition signed by 10 pharmacists residing in the relevant district to the Board office by October 1, 2019.
Again, ALL actively licensed pharmacists living in North Carolina at the time of the election are eligible to vote, regardless of the district in which they reside. It is only the candidate and the pharmacists signing the candidate’s petition who are district-limited.
Board staff will host two question-and-answer sessions – one in Raleigh (Northeastern District) at the McKimmon Center on the campus of NC State University on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7PM and one in Asheboro (Central District) at the Hampton Inn Asheboro on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7PM. Anyone interested in learning more about Board service and the election process should plan to attend one of these sessions.
More information about nominations and the voting process will be posted and emailed to North Carolina pharmacists in the coming months.
Questions about the election should be directed to Jay Campbell, the Board’s Executive Director.
JULY 18, 2018 - BOARD OF PHARMACY SELECTS ASHLEY DUGGINS TO FILL OPEN CENTRAL DISTRICT SEAT. NC Board of Pharmacy members have selected Ashley Duggins to fill the Central District seat for a term to conclude on April 30, 2020. Dr. Duggins is a 2002 graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She owns and operates Prevo Drug in Asheboro. Dr. Duggins’ many professional and community memberships activities show a deep commitment to public service. The Board Members and staff welcome Dr. Duggins.
The Board Members and staff also thank all of the candidates who applied to fill the Central District seat. Coming from a broad spectrum of practice backgrounds and experience, all were impressive. They are: Ismail Badjie, Jay Brown, Duke Calfas, Wes Cowell, Nicole Eastman, Jeff Eudy, Sam Forrester, Jennifer Funkhouser, Catherine Huemmer, Abdul Kader, Max Reece, Scott Romesburg, Angela Smith, Richard Sterling, Greg Vassie, Tim Weber, and Doug Yoch.