- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina state legislator who lost his seat in the May primary has decided to resign from his position now, rather than wait until his term ends in six months.

State Sen. David Curtis of Lincoln County submitted his resignation - effective Saturday - on Friday, the final day of the General Assembly’s chief annual work session. Curtis joined the Senate in 2013 but lost this year’s 44th District GOP nomination to Ted Alexander.

Republican activists in Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties now must choose someone to fill the remainder of Curtis’ two-year term. The General Assembly plans to reconvene during this two-year cycle, in late November.

Alexander and Democrat David Lattimore are running in the fall election for a new two-year term beginning next January.

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