Rep. Susan Martin not seeking re-election to state House

RALEIGH, NC (WITN) - Another GOP state lawmaker from Eastern Carolina is calling it quits, another apparent victim of redistricting.

Rep. Susan Martin announced today that she would not seek a fourth term in the House. She represents parts of Wilson and Pitt counties.

Proposed redistricting would move her into Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield's district. Farmer-Butterfield, a Democrat, has been in the house for eight terms.

A news release announcing Martin's decision made no mention of redistricting.

"I decided to run for office to make a difference for families," Martin said in a statement. "I have loved serving the citizens of Wilson and Pitt counties and look forward to continuing to affect change."

Martin co-chairs the House Committee on Commerce and Job Development, as well as the House Committee on Finance.

In August, Sen Bill Cook, a Republican from Washington, announced he would not run for re-election after Beaufort County was moved into a heavily Democratic district.