Dennis A. Wicker

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Dennis A. Wicker
Dennis A. Wicker NC Lieut Governor waves 1992.jpg
Dennis A. Wicker wins Lt. Governor office in 1992
31st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
Governor Jim Hunt
Preceded by James Carson Gardner
Succeeded by Beverly Eaves Perdue
Personal details
Born (1952-06-14) June 14, 1952 (age 64)
Lee County, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer, politician

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.[1]

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for Governor of North Carolina in 2000, losing to Mike Easley.

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


  1. ^ The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Volume 1; Volume 6; Volumes 13-15. Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Incorporated. 2000. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Carson Gardner
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Bev Perdue