Ellie Kinnaird resigns from state senate

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August 31, 2013

North Carolina

By Geoff Pallay

RALEIGH, North Carolina: Ellie Kinnaird (D) resigned from the North Carolina State Senate earlier this month after having served in the chamber since 1997.[1]

Kinnaird said she resigned following frustration with the direction of state government. In particular, she objected to the new state voter ID law that was signed earlier in August.[2]

Now that she is no longer a state senator, Kinnaird said she plans to help citizens obtain state photo IDs so that they can meet the new regulations.[2]

A new state senator will be appointed on September 8 by party officials.[3]

North Carolina State Senate Partisan Breakdown


Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 17
     Republican Party 33
Total 50

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