John Trump reports for Carolina Journal:

Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Hendersonville, won’t seek re-election when his term expires next year.

He’s now serving his fifth term in the N.C. House.

“Serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of my life; my gratitude to the people of Henderson County for providing me with that opportunity goes beyond measure,” he said in a news release Monday, May 13.

McGrady, who is 66, taught law at Wayne State University Law School and worked as legal counsel in Atlanta.

A graduate of Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia, McGrady was North Carolina’s executive director for the Environmental and Conservation Organization of Henderson County, a legislative bio says. He has served on the board of directors for the Henderson County Board of Social Services and was first elected to serve on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners in 2004.

He was elected to the N.C. House in 2010.

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