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FIRST ON 3: McComas not running again, Davis files for seat

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — State Rep. Danny McComas will not run for another term in the North Carolina House. New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis, though, will. Davis filed for the 19th District seat this morning.

Davis has not yet returned a call for comment.

McComas told WWAY he had talked to Davis over the weekend about the House race. McComas said Davis knew he was seriously considering not running.

“There just comes a time,” McComas told WWAY about his decision not to run.

Earlier in the day McComas sent out a news release saying it has been an honor to serve.ties.

“After many sleepless nights in prayer, thought and deliberation, I have concluded that the time has come for me not to file for re-election. This has not been an easy decision,” McComas said. “I have enjoyed working for the people of New Hanover County and I am proud of what our leadership team accomplished this past year in restoring sound fiscal management to our state’s budgetary process. However, as the year has progressed, it has become more obvious that the pressure of public service coupled with the demands of a challenging economy has placed an undue burden on my family, my business and I.”

Filing for political offices in North Carolina ends at noon tomorrow.

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