NC Representative James H. Langdon appeared live on AM-1090 WTSB Thursday afternoon to announce he would not seek re-election to his seventh term.
Langdon, a McGee’s Crossroads resident, will fill out his term ending in 2016, but not seek re-election to the seat for 2017-18.
Rep. Langdon holds a number of key positions including co-chairman of the Agriculture Committee for 3 terms, 6 terms on the Education Commission, Vice Chair for the third term on the Local Government Committee, Co-Chairman of the State Personnel Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee for Natural and Economic Resources, Insurance, Pensions & Retirement, Wildlife Resources, and Co-Chair of the Ag and Forestry Caucus.
Langdon represents District 28 in the NC House. A retired educator and farmer, Langdon served on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners from 1996 to 2004 before being elected to the General Assembly.
Langdon said his age, health, and the health of his wife who was injured in a car accident 15 months ago played a decision in his decision not to see another two year term.
After leaving politics in 2016, Langdon says he still plans to remain active in the community including his church where he is a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Deacon Board. He plans to spend more time with his woodworking hobby.
Langdon has been married to his wife Lena for 58 years. They have one daughter, Amy.