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Conservative. Republican. Trusted leader. Budget hawk. Former prosecutor. Small businessman. Eagle Scout. Father. Husband.
Dave Boliek will be an auditor who looks after your money.
David Luther Boliek Jr., was born in Lincolnton, spent most of his adult life in Fayetteville, and has lived in Durham, Eden, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Thomasville, Hickory, Boone and Raleigh. His father, Dave Sr., was from Hickory and worked as a radio newsman, a radio station manager, a tv news reporter, tv news anchor and later involved in a non-profit that wired rural schools for early internet usage. His mother, Joanne was a news reporter and later a school teacher.
Dave graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and earned both a law degree and MBA (in the same year) from Campbell. He now serves on the UNC Board of Trustees, where he led reforms to the university’s budget process and established an audit and risk management committee.
After law school, Dave worked helping to manage military family housing, logistics and service contracts on military bases across the country. In late 1998, Dave was an Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland County, where he prosecuted a wide range of crimes in both the District and Superior Courts.
In the late fall of 2001, Dave left the District Attorney’s office for private practice. Dave has worked primarily as a litigator working in the courtroom on behalf of clients from all walks of life. His practice is in both State and Federal Courts, and he has tried hundreds of cases before both judges and juries. Dave has also had a successful practice working with DMV regulations, ABC regulations and consulting on health care matters.
Dave has served on the Board of and as Chair of the Southeast Regional AHEC in Fayetteville.
Dave is an elder at Highland Presbyterian Church and has served on its Session. Dave was previously active in Boy Scouts with his two sons. Dave also led and coached for several years in Fayetteville’s unique “Church League” basketball program.
Currently Dave Serves on the Board of Trustees at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he has served since 2019, and where he served as Chair from July 2021 until August of 2023. He continues to serve on the BOT at Carolina in the role of Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and as past Chair of the Board. While on the BOT, Dave has served as Chair of the University’s Endowment and has served as Chair of the University’s Foundation. He also serves on the Chapel Hill Investment Fund for the University System, and has served as a Board Member of the Chapel Hill Management Company.
Dave is married to Haden Wakefield Payne Boliek. They were married May 20, 1995, and have 4 children: Carter, 24; Langdon, 22; Grace-Gardner, 18; and Payne, 13.