Winston-Salem Councilman Dan Besse, one of four vying for the Lt. Gov. nomination on May 6th, is profiled in today's N&O.
He's been a champion of environmental protections and has used his lawyer's license to help indigent clients. He also started his political life as a Republican and switched parties after Jesse Helms won his Senate seat in 1972.
He also happens to be from Hickory.