[Hendersonville, NC, May 13, 2019] Representative Chuck McGrady (R-117) released the following statement today:
“Serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of my life; my gratitude to the people of Henderson County for providing me with that opportunity goes beyond measure. And that journey would not have been nearly as successful without the knowledge and support of the many dedicated professionals, including fellow legislators and staff, that I have been fortunate to have worked with along the way.
“But the time has now come to turn my focus back home to my friends and family — and most especially to my wife, Jean, who has made untold sacrifices over the years so that I could serve as a council member, county commissioner and a legislator.
“In the near future, I hope to hike and camp more in places that it’s been my privilege to protect. And I also have a lengthy list of books that I’ve had to put off reading for far too long.
“For those reasons, I will not seek re-election when filing starts in seven months. I look forward to supporting the next representative of House District 117, and I will assist that person in any way I can.”