Public Safety forms new legislative affairs team

03/04/2014 5:38 PM

02/15/2015 10:39 AM

The state’s public safety agency has assembled a new legislative affairs team.

Ryan Combs will be the lead liaison between the Department of Public Safety and the General Assembly. He replaces Doug Holbrook, who left the agency last year.

Combs has been a legislative liaison since March 2013. Before that, he was a field representative and county coordinator for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, and was a special assistant to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole. He received a bachelor’s degree from N.C. State.

Andy Brandon will also be a legislative liaison, focusing on adult prison and juvenile detention issues. Brandon started with the state in 1987 as a parole officer, and most recently was chief probation and parole officer in Burke County.

Brandon also was on the Burke County Board of Education. He graduated from Appalachian State.

Under the Dome logo

Under the Dome

Under the Dome is your inside source on North Carolina politics and government and has been a regular feature in The N&O since 1934. Check here for the latest on state and federal government, political advocacy and upcoming elections. This blog is maintained by the N&O politics staff.

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service