Democratic state Sen. Earline Parmon of Winston-Salem is resigning her seat to go to work for U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams.
Parmon tells Dome she will be Adam’s outreach director in the Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lexington and Thomasville areas. Parmon’s resignation is effective Jan. 28.
Adams and Parmon are former state House colleagues. Adams was a longtime Democratic member from Greensboro before she was elected to Congress last year representing the 12th District. Parmon served in the state House from 2003-2012.
“We got to work together on lots of issues important to both of us,” Parmon said.
Parmon had been at the forefront in questioning the state Department of Health and Human Services about last year’s food stamp application backlog and plans to fix it.
Parmon said it was hard to leave the General Assembly.
“I didn’t take it lightly,” she said, “having served the people of Forsyth for so many years.”
A committee of Democrats from her district will suggest a replacement for Parmon. By law, Gov. Pat McCrory must appoint that person.