Plenty Of Turnover Coming At The North Carolina General Assembly
The North Carolina General Assembly will see considerable turnover when lawmakers reconvene next year for a long session.
Mickey Michaux is retiring as the longest serving House member ever. The 87-year-old Democrat was a mentee of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Duplin Democrat Larry Bell is also stepping down.
On the other side of the aisle, Republican Representative Bob Steinburg is running for the state senate seat being vacated by Bill Cook.
GOP Representative Sam Watford is leaving the house for a run at the senate seat that opened when Cathy Dunn announced her retirement – Representative Carl Ford will also run for a newly drawn senate district.
Four other Republicans are retiring from the House: John Blust, Jeff Collins, Bert Jones, and Susan Martin.
Other departing senators are Republicans Chad Barefoot, Tommy Tucker, and Ron Rabin and Democrat Angela Bryant.
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