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Former lawmaker appointed to coastal commission

Former state Rep. Rick Catlin
Former state Rep. Rick Catlin N&O

Rick Catlin, who resigned from the state House last month, has been appointed to the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, the governor’s office announced Monday.

Catlin, a Republican from Wilmington, announced late last year that he would not seek re-election to a third term. He said he needed more time to run his environmental, civil and geotechnical engineering company.

Catlin was the co-chairman of the House Environment Committee. He received an award last year from the N.C. Coastal Federation for his efforts to protect and restore coastal resources. Catlin was one of 11 House members who received a perfect score from the conservative Civitas Institute.

The governor has appointed Holly Grange to fill out the remainder of Catlin’s term this year. Grange won the Republican primary in March; she is unopposed on the fall ballot.

The Coastal Resources Commission establishes policies and adopts rules for coastal development.

Craig Jarvis: 919-829-4576, @CraigJ_NandO