State News

McCrory won't run for re-election as Charlotte mayor

Posted December 11, 2008 4:01 a.m. EST
Updated December 11, 2008 2:05 p.m. EST

— Former Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory said Thursday he will not seek an eighth term as mayor of Charlotte.

McCrory, who has held a record seven terms in office, said he made the decision not to seek another mayoral term in January, prior to announcing his candidacy for governor.

McCrory lost to Democrat Beverly Perdue last month in the closest governor's race in 36 years in North Carolina.

McCrory received 47 percent of the vote in the November election.

His mayoral term ends in December 2009.