Resignation

Politics & Government
4:28 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Nine-Term Senate Democrat Ellie Kinnaird Resigns

Democratic Senator Ellie Kinnaird announced her resignation Monday. She had served nine terms.
Credit elliekinnaird.org

Nine-term Democratic Senator Ellie Kinnaird has announced she's resigning. Representing Orange and Chatham Counties, the 81-year-old Kinnaird served 17 years in the state Senate and was also once mayor of Carrboro. Kinnaird says there's no greater privilege than to make public policy, but she says she was frustrated at not being able to influence legislation. She was one of only 17 Democrats in the 50-member Senate.

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