Civitas Chief Named to Ethics Commission

Support Civitas Polling with your tax-deductible donation
Donate »
To get direct polling results to your inbox, enter your email address.

Nov. 20, 2013
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory, on the recommendation of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, has named Civitas President Francis X. De Luca to the State Ethics Commission.

He fills the unexpired term of Leslie Merritt Jr., effective immediately. The term expires Dec. 31, 2016.

“It is an honor to be given this opportunity to serve,” De Luca said. “The people of North Carolina deserve a clean, transparent and ethical government and I look forward to doing my part to help maintain confidence in our system.”

His varied background includes owning a business, working at all levels of government and serving on active and reserve duty for 30 years with the United States Marine Corps, where he retired with the rank of Colonel. Francis received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and his Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida. He resides in Cary with his wife, Cynthia.

The Civitas Institute is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or


About Jim Tynen

Communications director at Civitas.
This article was posted in Press Releases by Jim Tynen on November 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM.

© 2011 The Civitas Institute. Visit us on the web at
This article can be found at

Leave a Reply

Sorry, due to spammers you must have Javascript enabled to make comments.

Raleigh Web Design, WordPress & Web Development