glazier_repalceCUMBERLAND COUNTY—Fayetteville lawyer Billy Richardson is the choice of Cumberland County Democrats to finish the term of retiring state representative, Rick Glazier.

Richardson was selected during a gathering of party officials on Saturday. Glazier’s final day as the representative for District 44 was Friday. Richardson is  a former member of the General Assembly himself and he had plenty of praise for his predecessor.

“You cannot replace Rick Glazier. You can only fill the seat and do the best you can. But Rick Glazier IS irreplaceable,” said Richardson.

By law, the governor must appoint the selection of the county party. Richardson hopes to be sworn in by early next week.