The Greensboro News & Record reported today that Congressman Howard Coble (R) will seek reelection to the U.S. House seat he has held since 1985. Coble, 80, is the oldest and longest-serving member in North Carolina’s congressional delegation. He had a lengthy hospital stay earlier this year, fueling speculation he might not seek reelection.
We in Moore County have been represented by Coble since the last redistricting effort in 2001. The 2011 redistricting plan puts us in the 2nd district, represented by Republican Renee Ellmers of Harnett County, starting with the 2012 elections.