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Rep. Paul Tyne, Sole Unaffiliated Legislator, Will Not Seek Re-Election PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 October 2015 05:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Kitty Hawk legislator Paul Tyne, the only lawmakers officially unaffiliated, will not seek a third term in the General Assembly.

Tyne represents the coastal counties of Hyde, Dare, Beaufort, and Washington.

Tyne said his service to District 6 has been tough on family and he will instead focus on his young children.

Veteran Legislator Leo Daughtry To Retire At End Of Session PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 October 2015 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He's served as Majority and Minority Leader in the North Carolina House, but now Leo Daughtry is calling it a career.

The Johnston County Republican announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. Daughtry began his legislative career in 1989.

Over the years, Daughtry has sought but failed to achieve higher elective office. He ran for governor in 2000 and sought the House Speaker's job last year. Tim Moore won the job.

State Treasurer Janet Cowell Will Not Seek Re-Election PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 October 2015 06:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Treasurer Janet Cowell says this will be her last term in the Council of State position that manages North Carolina's investments and oversees the state's finances.

Writing to supporters this week, Cowell said:

"This has been one of the more difficult decisions in my life. I’ve prayed about it and discussed it with friends and family. I intend to serve out my term through 2016."

Cowell is 47 and a graduate of the Wharton School of Business.

She gave no indication of her future plans, other than to write that public service of some sort will be part of her life.

Deborah Ross, Former Wake County Legislator, To Challenge Sen. Richard Burr PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 06:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Progressive Democrat Deborah Ross, a former Wake County state legislators, has announced she will seek her party's nomination for the Senate seat now held by Republican Richard Burr.

Ross made the announcement in a video released overnight Tuesday.

 "I don't have every answer, and I won't promise to make all problems immediately disappear. But what I do have is a strong faith in America's promise to make people's lives better," Ross said in her campaign video.

Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey is also seeking the Democratic nomination.

Burr has a primary challenger. Greensboro resident Larry Holmquist is seeking the Republican Party's nomination. He says Burr isn't conservative enough. He says his top priority would be national defense.


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