Governor Roy Cooper re-appointed Dr. Michael Behrent as Chair of the Watauga County Board of Elections on July 14th.

According to the Watauga County Board of Elections office, Dr. Behrent is a professor of history at Appalachian State University.

He earned his doctorate from New York University. From 2019 to 2021, he served as chair of the university’s Faculty Senate.

He has lived in Boone with his wife Cathy since 2008.

Dr. Behrent was originally appointed as Board of Elections Chair October 8, 2020 to replace Jane Ann Hodges who stepped down due to health concerns.

His appointment is a two year term.