Aldona Wos, North Carolina’s embattled Health and Human Services Secretary, was the woman of the hour at a luncheon held Wednesday that included remarks from Gov. Pat McCrory that Wos has been unfairly criticized.
The Greensboro News & Record covered the event sponsored by the Greensboro Partnership, a booster group for city, that honored Wos. A former Greensboro mayor that spoke at the luncheon referred to it as “an old-fashioned love feast.”
A Greensboro physician and wealthy Republican fundraiser, Wos has been a lighting rod in the $1-a-year job she took in January 2013 heading the health and human services agency under McCrory.
At the luncheon Wednesday, McCrory came to Wos’ defense.
“She is fighting battles that you would not believe, while I read the Raleigh and Charlotte newspapers that say she’s overpaid at a dollar a year,” McCrory said, according to the News & Record.
She also received “a crystal sculpture depicting a person who is pushing a big ball uphill,” according to the newspaper.