Veteran State Senator Won't Seek 10th Term

A veteran state senator from Eastern Carolina says he will not seek a 10th term this year.

Senator Charlie Albertson has represented Duplin, Lenoir & Sampson counties in the senate since 1993. Before that he was a state representative from 1989 to 1992.

Albertson, who turned 78 years old last week says it is time to "step back and find other ways to become involved in helping my community."

In 2008 Albertson was appointed co-chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. He also serves as secretary of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

The announcement of Albertson's retirement came just before the district attorney for Albertson's home county said he wasn't going to seek re-election.

Last month Dewey Hudson told a Raleigh newspaper that he was considering a bid for state senate. But in making his announcement in Kenansville Friday morning, the three-term D.A. remained quiet on his future plans.

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  • by Vance on Jan 15, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    I dont care what party he is with.He is 78 YEARS OLD FOR cryiny out loud.What person that age can make a rational or logical decession on anything.Dang I bet when he drives he is a total threat to people on the streets and highway.Thanks veteran state senator for your time served but its time to go home and enjoy your retirement that us people under you will never see.Thanks DEMOCRATS!
  • by Don't Re-Elect Location: NC on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    And another Democrat bails out rather than face re-election.... What does this make now, 3 or 4?
  • by T Location: Duplin co on Jan 15, 2010 at 09:02 AM
    He can help by doing something with this Duplin Co Board of Ed. We need some help!!!!

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