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Top Senate tax writer to retire

Posted December 9, 2009

— Sen. David Hoyle, who serves as the chief tax writer in the state Senate, announced Wednesday that he will retire when his term expires next fall.

Hoyle, D-Gaston, has served 18 years in the Senate and is co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and vice chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.

"Having had the honor and privilege to serve my community and state in every way that has been asked of me, beginning 45 years ago as mayor of Dallas, (N.C.), it is now the time and the season to welcome the next phase of my life," he said in a statement.

"While I will not seek re-election, please be assured that I will serve the rest of my term with the same diligence, dedication and integrity with which I have served from my first election," he said. "Public service has always been a central part of my life and my commitment to our community and our state remains strong."

Hoyle is the second top Democrat in the Senate to announce plans to leave in recent weeks.

Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand said last month that he will resign his seat to become chairman of the state parole board.


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  • oldschooltarheel Dec 9, 2009

    rats do what?

  • jet2rdu Dec 9, 2009

    Just another early Christmas present from a Democrat and a sign that 2010 does not look good for the Dems in November.

  • gtstallings45 Dec 9, 2009

    Senator Hoyle is a good man and a fantastic legislator. He will be missed. This news saddens me, it seems like all the good Democrats are jumping ship.

  • prn13norm Dec 9, 2009

    Retire, quit, or go to prison it doesn't matter much to me as long as the Liberal Democrats are gone. The rest we can just vote out in 2010 and 2012!

  • beachboater Dec 9, 2009

    Chief tax writer is a good position to replace right now. Now if we could replace the ENTIRE COMMITTEE!!!

  • scubasteve Dec 9, 2009

    Well... I've enjoyed having had to work harder to pay for all of your fantastic socialist programs. Sayonara!

  • timothycapwell Dec 9, 2009

    Democrats know 2010 will be a massacre at the polling booth.

  • colliedave Dec 9, 2009

    good-bye and don't let the door hit you on the way out the door

  • CalvinCat Dec 9, 2009

    He may have a career ahead in writing fiction.

  • Tax Man Dec 9, 2009

    I think Senator Rand is retiring to go on Probation. Glad to see this "tax writer" go - seems like that is all they can do - raise taxes. How about electing some "tax removers" next time?