Governor Names David Hoyle As New
Secretary Of Revenue

Date: September 30, 2010

Governor Bev Perdue announced recently that state Senator David Hoyle will be sworn in as the new Revenue secretary pending completion of his required Ethics Commission review. She also accepted the resignation of Department of Revenue Secretary Kenneth Lay, effective Oct. 22.

"I am happy to welcome David Hoyle to the cabinet," Perdue said. "He recognizes my commitment to setting government straight and I believe he will garner the respect and trust of taxpayers. As co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee and as a successful businessman, Senator Hoyle has seen the Department of Revenue from the inside and out. He has spent years helping to write the state’s tax laws, and I’m sure that experience will prove invaluable in his new role."

Hoyle has served nearly 18 years in the State Senate, and has been named among the top five most effective members of the General Assembly. In addition to co-chairing the Senate Finance Committee, he also served as chair of the Senate Rules Committee.

Read more about Secretary Hoyle.

Secretary Lay was appointed by the governor in early 2009. "I consider it a great honor and privilege to have been asked to serve as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Revenue, and it is with continued honor that I now leave that position," Lay said. "The department has a stronger strategic vision that has reached a point of inflection, which is a perfect time for new leadership. I wish NCDOR continued success, and I'd like to thank Governor Perdue for giving me the opportunity to serve. It has been a pleasure to serve the great state of North Carolina and to work with the fine employees at NCDOR, who are among the finest in state government."


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