Late-Sunday, incumbent State Senator Rick Horner announced he will not run for re-election to the North Carolina Senate in 2020.
“I have been blessed with an incredible opportunity to serve the citizens of Nash, Johnston and Wilson counties in the Senate. Unfortunately, District 11 has changed shape three times in three elections and the 2020 Census is certain to bring yet another change,” Senator Horner said Sunday. “Much to my regret, it simply is not in the best interest of my family to seek re-election in 2020.”
“During my entire political career, I have tried to be both responsible to our taxpayers as well as a strong advocate for public education. I’m satisfied my record in the North Carolina Senate reflects that commitment and I will continue to work in the coming year, free of the political distractions, on this important work for our state.”
“The future of North Carolina has never been brighter,” Senator Horner said. “I want to thank everyone for their trust and support that has allowed me to serve our great state.”
Senator Horner serves on the following 2019-2010 standing committees:
Education/Higher Education (Chairman)
State and Local Government (Chairman)
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology (Chairman)
Appropriations on Education/Higher Education
Pension Retirement and Aging
The filing period for State Senate District 11 and other 2020 offices opens on Monday, December 2nd at Noon and will remain open until Friday, December 20th at Noon.