2 local politicians announce they’re not running for NC-9 house seat

2 local politicians announce they’re not running for NC-9 house seat

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two local politicians announced Sunday that they will not be entering the race for the house seat in North Carolina’s 9th district.

Former Charlotte City Council member and mayoral candidate Kenny Smith announced that he wouldn’t run for the seat Sunday afternoon.

Smith made the announcement on social media Sunday afternoon.

He cited the timing saying it was not ideal for his family or work commitments.

“Running for office is dictated by when opportunity and timing intersect. Unfortunately, the 2019 Special Election isn’t the right time for me due to family and work commitments,” Smith said.

After long conversations with Bridget and prayerful consideration, I have decided not to seek the vacant 9th...

Posted by Kenny Smith on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday night, Union County GOP Chairman Daniel Barry said he will not file to be a candidate.

He says personal, family, and business commitments don’t line up right now.

“After prayerful consideration, discussion with supporters, consultants and most importantly my wife, I will not be filing for the 9th District Congressional Primary. Personal, family, and business commitments simply don’t line up right now,” Barry said.

Barry says he does intend to support the eventual nominee and work to defeat democrat Dan McCready.

As most of you know my plans to run for Congress have been focused on the 2022 cycle after redistricting and...

Posted by Daniel Barry on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Last week, former Governor Pat McCrory announced he would not enter the race.

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