McNeely sworn-in to fill Rena Turner’s NC House seat


Pictured above: Cindy and Jeff McNeely, Iredell GOP Chair Ron “Duck” Wyatt, Iredell County Commissioner Gene Houpe, NC Senator Vickie Sawyer – Picture courtesy of Ron “Duck” Wyatt

RALEIGH, NC (WSIC) – Former Iredell County Commissioner Jeff McNeely was sworn-in as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives Monday.

Selected by the Iredell County Republican Party, McNeely is filling the District 84 seat left vacant by the retirement of Rena Turner. McNeely already had plans to seek election to the seat. He received his oath of office from Iredell County Republican Party Chair and Register of Deeds Ron “Duck” Wyatt on the floor of the House. His wife Cindy held the Bible during his swearing-in as County Commissioner Gene Houpe and State Senator Vickie looked-on.

County Commissioners meet Tuesday to discuss a replacement for McNeely’s seat. The county’s Republican Party declined to provide a specific recommendation when contacted by the board, saying it had “full confidence” in the group’s ability to choose a replacement.