Today Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced the hire of Paul Y. Coble as Legislative Services Officer (LSO) for the North Carolina General Assembly. The LSO is tasked with managing the legislature’s day-to-day operations.
Coble, a native of Raleigh, graduated from Broughton High School, earned his BS in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and operated a successful insurance business for over 34 years. Coble has served on both the Raleigh City Council and as Chairman of the Wake County Commission. He was elected and served a term as Mayor of Raleigh in 1999, and has served on the WakeMed Hospital Board of Directors, the 200 Club of Wake County Board of Directors and as Chairman of the CIAA Basketball Tournament Steering Committee. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife Connie, and has two grown daughters, Courtney and Paige.
“Mr. Coble is a proven leader, and will bring a high level of professionalism to the General Assembly,” stated Speaker Moore and Senate Leader Berger in a joint statement on Tuesday. “We look forward to working with him to ensure our lawmakers have the tools they need to continue providing high-quality service to the people of North Carolina. We commend Kory Goldsmith and Beverly Adams for stepping up to serve as interim Legislative Services Officers and appreciate their hard work and commitment to ensuring the legislature ran smoothly during their tenure.”