Ahead of short session, Stein resigns to focus on Attorney General’s race


Senator Josh Stein (L) will face Sen. Buck Newton (R) in the race for NC Attorney General this November.

State Senator Josh Stein – a four-term Democrat from Wake County – announced this morning he would resign his legislative seat to focus on his bid for NC Attorney General.

Stein will face Senator Buck Newton – a three-term Republican from Wilson County – in November’s General Election.

The Wake County Democratic Party Executive Committee will recommend a replacement for Stein, who would then be formally appointed to the Senate District 16 seat by Gov. Pat McCrory.

Here’s the full announcement from Stein’s Facebook page:

Stein announcment

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