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NC Senator Michael Walters not seeking re-election

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - State Senator Michael Walters who represents District 13, Columbus and Robeson Counties has announced he will not seek re-election in 2014. 

The Democrat says, his decision was based on personal and business reasons.

Walters owns Claybourn Walters Logging Company. He tells us, it's time for him to devote more time to his business.

When his term is up in November, Walters will have served in the senate for five years.

Senate Leader Phil Berger released a statement speaking of the Senator's willingness to work with both parties to move forward:

"Sen. Walters has been a strong voice for the people of Robeson and Columbus counties and has reached across the aisle as a partner in support of regulatory reform, energy sector development and other policies that are helping spur job creation and economic growth. I join my Senate colleagues and Sen. Walters' constituents in thanking him for his service."

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