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Senate Powerhouse Bob Rucho To Retire Following 2016 Session PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 09 November 2015 06:45

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County is calling it quits. The key player in reforming North Carolina's tax code announced he will not seek re-election and will serve out his term in the 2016 session.

Rucho has represented District 39 for eight terms. He is the co-chairman of the Finance Committee and vice-chairman of the Select Committee on Nominations. He also sits on other key Senate committees.

Ruch is a dentist by profession.

Despite Fighting Lymphoma, Veteran Legislator Paul Luebke Will Seek 14th Term PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 November 2015 06:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Durham Democrat Paul Luebke says he will seek another term in the North Carolina House of Representatives even though he is fighting lymphoma under his left eye.

Luebke said in a statement that his treatment is going well and that his doctors expect him to be recovered by spring.

Filing for office begins Dec. 1.

Board of Elections Posts Results For Municipal Races Around State PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 07:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With 99.94 percent of precincts reporting results as of early Wednesday morning, the state Board of Elections is a clearinghouse of the races. The board's website also reports ballots cast as 13.62 percent -- 420,989 out of a possible 3,090,134.

The results can be sorted by county.

The website is http://enr.ncsbe.gov/?election_dt=11/03/2015&county_id=0&office=FED&contest=0

Former Gov. Jim Martin To Be Featured at NC GOP Hall of Fame Event PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 07:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A major event for North Carolina Republicans will feature an elder statesman of the party: former Gov. Jim Martin.

Martin will speak to the party faithful about the rise of the Republican Party in the state where Democrats have controlled the levers of power for the vast majority of history.

He will also discuss "the need to come together," as a GOP news release describes it, as the Nov. 14 Hall of Fame event to be held in Cary.

Martin is the subject of a new biography by John Hood, "Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans."


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