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Weiss to retire

Posted February 7, 2012

The House Democrats have lost another veteran lawmaker.

Rep. Jennifer Weiss announced today she won't seek re-election this fall.

"I have decided not to file for re-election in 2012. This has been a difficult decision for me but I feel that it is time for me to take a break from politics, pursue some of my other interests and spend more time with my family and friends," Weiss said in her statement.

"Serving in the NC House has been one of the greatest opportunities in my life. Not only have I had a seat at the table, and a voice and a vote to promote policies that I believe in, I have also met remarkable people who care deeply about helping to move our state forward."  

The six-term Cary lawmaker was a Finance chair under the former Democratic House leadership. This year's Republican redistricting maps drew her into a GOP-leaning district with a Republican incumbent, Rep. Tom Murry.

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  • Rico Feb 9, 2012

    Wonderful...the less liberals the better.

  • driverkid3 Feb 7, 2012

    Like Queen sings: Another one bites the dust. Seems like the dems are dopping out left and right, and I absolutely LOVE it.

  • aetius476 Feb 7, 2012

    Saw the writing on the wall. More to come...

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 7, 2012

    Register and vote as an independent and help take our goverment back from the "controlling for them selves parties".

  • catgirl Feb 7, 2012

    Here's a scoop for you

    Tricia Cotham is going to run for Lt. Gov

    Deborah Ross is going to run for Labor Commissioner

  • westernwake1 Feb 7, 2012

    I would like to thank Jennifer Weiss for her service to North Carolina.

  • forautumn Feb 7, 2012

    funny how the "term limit" republicans seem to have no problem staying in office.

    Maybe they, and some of their "supporters", are not quite as principled as they would suggest.

  • tommys5 Feb 7, 2012

    Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah hey hey goodby

  • catgirl Feb 7, 2012

    Hooray!