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Martin to run for Chief Justice

Confirming speculation over the past few months, Justice Mark Martin announced that he will seek the Chief Justice seat on the state supreme court this fall when the current Chief Justice, Sarah Parker, is slated to retire.

Martin, a Republican who has served on the court since 2006, made the announcement in a letter, according the News & Observer:

I wanted you to be among the first to know that I have decided to to run for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina in the 2014 election. We know there will be a hard fight for the open seat created by the impending retirement of the current Chief Justice. However, with your help I believe we can give voters the clear choice that they deserve.’

Parker, a Democrat, will turn 72 next year, thus ineligible to seek another term.

 

 

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