Roy Cooper Appoints former Obama AG Eric Holder’s Brother to NC Board of Community Colleges

William Holder, a Wake County businessman and brother of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Friday officially became a member of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges.

Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Holder to an at-large seat on the board. His term expires in June 2023.

Holder owns several McDonald’s franchises in North Carolina and New York. In 2012, a Carolina Journal investigation found at least one of the franchises in Raleigh owned by William Holder and his wife Deborah apparently had hired illegal immigrants — including at a location in Knightdale the then-attorney general visited several months earlier.


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