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McIntyre to Retire at End of Congressional Term

U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) announced Wednesday he would not seek re-election in November, opting instead to retire from North Carolina’s 7th congressional district. McIntyre’s departure from the seat he first won in 1996 allows him to avoid a tough rematch of  the 2012 campaign against former state Senator David Rouzer.

McIntyre released the following statement explaining his decision:

McIntyre“In eastern North Carolina, we have demonstrated that public service is a partnership between the people and the representative they entrust to speak on their behalf.

“For us, this has been where the priorities of policy over politics, issues over ideology, dialogue over dollars, and cooperation over campaigning have prevailed.

“Having answered the call entrusted through this partnership, I will be retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of this term.

“This partnership has transcended politics and allowed us to accomplish monumental tasks, such as quadrupling the number of veterans’ clinics in our area, passing the tobacco buyout, expanding our military bases, establishing an economic commission to promote jobs and fight poverty—and ensuring that the North Carolina coast will continue to be an economic engine and environmental treasure.

“We also have built new fire and police stations, town halls, and workforce development centers; opened new farmers’ markets and senior centers; improved airports and the Wilmington Port; and expanded educational and recreational opportunities for our children and youth.

“We have helped thousands of constituents from all walks of life in ways that have significantly impacted their lives.

“None of this could have been accomplished without the strong commitment of my family, the hard work of my staff, and — especially — the willingness of people throughout our region to put partisanship aside and work together to get things done for the betterment of eastern North Carolina.

“Indeed, I am grateful to all of the Democrats, Republicans, and Independents with whom we have successfully worked through nine elections over 18 years.

“My family and I are ready for a new chapter and excited about new opportunities to continue helping North Carolina.”

McIntyre in not alone in his decision to leave North Carolina’s congressional delegation. In November, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) announced plans to retire from the 6th Congressional district at the end of 2014. U.S. Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) resigned from the 12th district earlier this month to head-up the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

2 Comments


  1. Alan

    January 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I for one won’t miss this GOP Trojan horse….(horses ***?).

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    January 12, 2014 at 11:12 am

    But at least he may be a democrat some Republicans can vote for.

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