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Wake commissioner won't seek re-election due to redistricting

Posted August 29, 2013

— Wake County Commissioner Tony Gurley told WRAL News Thursday that he won't seek re-election next year. The Raleigh Republican said newly drawn district lines moved him out of District 3, the seat he currently holds.

Gurley's third term expires in November. He was first elected to the board in 2002.


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  • thinkin out loud Aug 30, 2013

    I don't like it when you disagree with me so I will come here and whine about it for a while. Why is it if all these politicians are so bad they are the ones that keep getting elected???? Someone must like them.

  • town guy Aug 30, 2013

    Any reason for him to be gone is a good one. He should take Coble with him.

  • 426X3 Aug 30, 2013

    Good luck Mr. Gurley. I hear the Wake County Manager's position is open.

  • bill15 Aug 30, 2013

    "See how Agenda 21 is at work in Wake County."

    You call the GOP redistricting of NC "Agenda 21"? That's interesting.

  • corey3rd2 Aug 30, 2013

    See how Agenda 21 is at work in Wake County. That's what this is - Agenda 21 taking over our free market government and getting rid of the politicians who knew better.

  • rlwieland Aug 30, 2013

    Wake County is loosing a good public servent. Unlike these guys and gals in congress who want to hang onto power. Tony is a good man as well as Paul Coble and run our county as it should be run. He will be missed.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Aug 30, 2013

    I think most local elected officials do see it as a service and do drop out more easily. They certainly aren't in the constant campaign mode of Congress.

  • dwntwnboy2 Aug 30, 2013

    He must have a bigger office in sight to run for. They never leave office "just because"- doesn't matte what party. Being in public service shouldn't be a career but an honor to help society. Many of these elected officials see it as a way of life.

  • trustno1 Aug 30, 2013

    Now if only King Paul Coble would bow out. In my opinion he is worthless and the citizens would benefit from his departure.

  • archmaker Aug 30, 2013

    so what did he do? there has got to be some reason a republican was drawn out of his district by republicans.