It looks like an NC Senate veteran, Fletcher Hartsell, will not run again


Dec. 16. It looks like NC Sen. Fletcher Hartsell will not file to run for re-election, sources said Tuesday afternoon. Hartsell, who has served 13 terms in the Senate, represents District 36, which includes parts of Cabarrus and Union counties.

A partner at Hartsell & Williams, a downtown Concord law firm, Hartsell has had a distinguished career in the Senate. He could not be reached for comment in Raleigh or in Concord.

Hartsell graduated from Concord High School and went on to Davidson College where he got a degree in political science in 1969.

He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina.

But Hartsell’s campaign spending is being looked at by state officials. The state Board of Elections says there were discrepancies in his campaign spending records between 2009 and 2012 having to do with a variety of expenses and multiple credit cards.

An article in The News & Observer triggered a review that started in 2013.

The date of the 2016 statewide primary, including the presidential primary, will be Tuesday, March 15. The filing period for the 2016 primary and general election opened Dec. 1, and will close Monday, Dec. 21.


One Response to “It looks like an NC Senate veteran, Fletcher Hartsell, will not run again”

  1. Atty Tom Grady should be drafted to succeed Fletcher Hartsell

    Posted by Charles Thomas | December 17, 2015, 3:19 am

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