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(August 2019 News) After signalling that she will not run for re-election to the NC House in 2020, Representative Pat McElraft has announced that she will be a candidate for state office after Pine Knoll Shores Mayor Ken Jones dropped out of the race.
McElraft is currently in her 7th term at the NC House.
Initially, the Representative said that her decision not to seek office again was due in part to health concerns over her husband, but her announcement included a statement that her husband’s health has gotten better and she is ready for 2020.
Representative McElraft represents the citizens of Jones County and Carteret County, and lives in Emerald Isle NC with her husband.