Sasser will not seek another term

Published 11:02 am Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-Stanly) announced late Tuesday afternoon that he will not seek another term in the N.C. House.

Rep. Wayne Sasser

“After much thought, consideration and conversations with my family and supporters, I have decided to not seek re-election for my seat representing Stanly and Montgomery counties in the North Carolina House of Representatives,” Sasser posted on Facebook. “I would like to thank those who have supported me the last several years. I have worked diligently to represent the citizens of the 67th district with dignity and integrity. Throughout my term we have brought back over $220 Million to our district all while cutting taxes.

“Amongst a litany of other issues, some of my most tireless hours were spent tackling the opioid epidemic. As the only pharmacist in the North Carolina General Assembly, I was able to weigh in on many other issues related to pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry. I am proud to say I am leaving Stanly and Montgomery counties better than I found them.”

The District 67 seat of Sasser, who was elected in the fall of 2018, is up for election in 2024.

Brandon King and Cody Huneycutt, both from Stanly County, have announced their intentions to seek the position. Filing opens in December.