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Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 11:15pm.

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 re-election. 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 Democrat. 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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