Rep. Warren, Two Other Democrats Not Running

Three more Democrats have announced they aren't seeking re-election to the General Assembly this year, including two drawn into districts with incumbent Republican lawmakers.

Sen. Linda Garrou of Forsyth County and Reps. Jennifer Weiss of Wake County and Edith Warren of Pitt County made their decisions known Tuesday.

New Republican-drawn boundaries placed Garrou into the same district with Republican Sen. Pete Brunstetter, and Weiss in the same district with GOP Rep. Tom Murry. Garrou was one of the chief budget-writers in the Senate before Republican took the majority in 2011.

The 75-year-old Warren has served in the House since 1999.

All three will serve out their terms through the end of the year.

The announcements are the latest in an exodus of Democratic lawmakers before candidate filing begins next week.

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  • by beachbum3 on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:47 PM
    This is purely just the results of these republicans gerrymandering of the districts so as to take out any chance of their being any form of a fair election process as well as they are seeking to supress the voter turn out across the state of north carolina as well by their gerrymandering thank you
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:46 AM
    they know they wouldn't win and didn't want to embarass themselves.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:24 AM
    I still think lavon or barlow would be good candidates.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:35 AM
    Funny ain't it that NOBODY wants to take over the mess this woman is leaving behind.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:59 AM in reply to
      At least NOBODY from the democratic party that is.
  • by Formerly Pirateman on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:11 PM
    Hows that taste of your own medicine 'Crats? LOL!! HaHaHaHa

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