CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. Following a Cabarrus County Commission meeting Monday evening, commissioner H. Jay White Sr. resigned.

White announced his resignation as commissioner effective immediately. According to a press release sent to NBC Charlotte, White reached the decision after his firm responded to a request for qualification to represent the Department of Human Services.

In his letter of resignation, White stated, Hartsell & Williams, P.A. responded to a request for qualifications to serve and represent the Department of Human Services. If the County deems it appropriate to discuss this matter further with Hartsell & Williams, P.A., then it would not be appropriate to continue serving as a commissioner. Therefore, I am resigning my office as Commissioner in the event Hartsell & Williams, P.A. is asked to serve as legal counsel for the Department of Human Services.

I have enjoyed the privilege to serve on this board throughout the years, the letter continued. The Cabarrus County staff and employees are truly exceptional, tireless and dedicated to our residents. I wish you, the board and the County continued success.

White was elected to the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners in November 2006 and re-elected in November 2010.

He served as chairman from December 2007 until November 2011 and vice chairman from December 2012 until the time of his resignation.

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