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N.C. House member Allred resignation takes effect

Posted June 1, 2009

— A North Carolina House member ended a legislative career that spanned 18 years and ended following a probe into his conduct during a floor session.

Rep. Cary Allred's resignation took effect Monday, and the resignation letter he submitted last week was read as the evening's House session started.

The Alamance County Republican told the Times-News of Burlington last week he fought for his constituents against government bureaucracies but had not cared for his own "personal problems."

Fellow legislators reported that Allred said he was speeding on the way to Raleigh on April 27, and had been drinking before the session.

Rep. Allred says page is family friend Page talks about hug from Rep. Allred

Some lawmakers also believed he behaved inappropriately toward a 17-year-old female House page who was a family friend.

Allred said the page was a longtime friend of his family and that he kissed her on the cheek. The page and her parents said in the report they didn't want to file a complaint and were OK with what happened.

"I've done nothing illegal or unethical in my mind," he said.

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  • itsmyownopinion Jun 2, 2009

    The page and her parents were "OK with what happened." That boggles my mind.
    Had he not resigned, where was this headed?

  • FE Jun 2, 2009

    Allred obviously has a major case of inflated ego, among other things, as evidenced in his resignation letter. That seems to be a most common occurrence amongst the residents of that large building on Jones Street in Raleigh.

    In any case, good riddance and let us hope he no longer goes tooling down the interstate at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

    FE