RALEIGH – Representative Rayne Brown (R-Davidson) announced this morning that she will not seek re-election at the end of her term. Years ago, Brown promised to serve only six years and then return to her home in Davidson County. She was elected in 2010.
“A member of her caliber will be missed,” said Former Majority Leader Edgar Starnes, now Senior Policy Advisor and Legislative Liaison for the N.C. Department of State Treasurer. “Rayne is a close friend, and a legislator with good common sense. She’s made a truly positive impact on the General Assembly.”
A popular member of the House with a strong following in Davidson County, Brown has not ruled out throwing her hat in the ring for Senator Stan Bingham’s (R-Davidson) seat. He also announced earlier this year that will not run again when his term expires.
Brown has not yet endorsed a candidate for her House seat, but says honoring the citizen’s legislature is an important part of serving the state and it was time to give someone else that chance.