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Rep. Alice Bordsen will not seek re-election


BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina state House member says
a decade is long enough in the General Assembly and she won't seek

Democratic Rep. Alice Bordsen of Alamance County told the
Burlington Times-News on Tuesday she wants to leave on her
own terms and has seen other people remain in the
Legislature for too long. She said she finalized her decision after
judges declined recently not to delay the May primary election
while lawsuits challenging new boundaries for General Assembly
seats are heard. She said her seat is still winnable for another

Bordsen was first elected to the House in 2002. She has spent
time on criminal justice issues, including an effort to put more
teenage offenders under authority of the juvenile justice system,
rather than the adult courts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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