Richard Stevens

We learned earlier today that state Sen. Richard Stevens, R-Wake, had retired from his post. He didn’t run for re-election, so we knew he wasn’t coming back next year.

Now we know why he’s retiring. He is jointing the Smith Anderson law firm.

The firm sent out a press releasing announcing Stevens’ addition. He will advise the firm’s clients on a number of matters, “including economic development, state and local regulatory issues, land use, local government law, government contracting, bond financing and state policy issues,” the release says.

Click here to read the law firm’s press release.