Baskerville won’t seek re-election to North Carolina House

HENDERSON, NC (AP) — A North Carolina House Democrat won’t run again in 2016, citing in part his law practice and the political climate in Raleigh that now has his party in the minority.

Two-term Rep. Nathan Baskerville of Henderson announced his decision in a note Monday to supporters. He wrote he never intended to stay long in the General Assembly and wants to spend time working with his father at their law firm.

The 34-year-old Baskerville says he is pleased with what he has accomplished, including a law to help older adults preserve their funds targeted in scams. He also says he was outspoken against “regressive and detrimental economic and social policies,” pushed at the Republican-led Legislature.

Baskerville represents the 32nd House District, covering Vance and Warren counties and parts of Granville County.

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