Dennis A. Wicker
|Dennis A. Wicker|
|31st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
|Preceded by||James Carson Gardner|
|Succeeded by||Beverly Eaves Perdue|
|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives|
June 14, 1952 |
Lee County, North Carolina, U.S.
Dennis A. Wicker (born June 14, 1952) is a North Carolina lawyer and politician from Sanford who served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1981–1993), and as the 31st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1993–2001). As lieutenant governor, he became the first statewide elected official to chair the State Board of Community Colleges, which sets policy for the state’s 58-campus system. Wicker was also a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education and the State Board of Economic Development. He was born in 1952 at Lee County, North Carolina.
The Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center at Central Carolina Community College was named in his honor in 1995 because of his role in securing funding for the center.
Wicker is the leader of the Government Relations group in the Raleigh office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. Wicker is a regular panelist on the television show NC Spin discussing various current issues in North Carolina politics.
Wicker is a founding Board member of the Lee County Education Foundation, an acclaimed public-private venture dedicated to improving the quality of public education in the Lee County public schools.
He has three sons: Quinn Wicker, Jackson Wicker, and Harrison Wicker
- The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Volume 1; Volume 6; Volumes 13-15. Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Incorporated. 2000.
James Carson Gardner
|Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
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