Phil Haire to retire

Asheville Citizen Times is reporting that Phil Haire (D-Jackson) will not run for re-election. Haire has been co-chair of the appropriations committee, and has spent seven terms in Raleigh. Haire plans to continue his law practice in Sylva.

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How much will Phil's seat cost?

In 2010, Jim Davis spent almost $600,000 to beat John Snow by 161 votes.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

One name that has come up..

Retired District Court judge Danny Davis of Waynesville has come up in a report in the Smoky Mountain News as a possible candidate for Haire's seat. Heath Shuler is married to his neice.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR