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Congressman McIntyre will retire at the end of his term. Congressman McIntyre will retire at the end of his term.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WECT) - U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre (NC-7) confirms that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term this year.

McIntyre has represented North Carolina's 7th Congressional District since 1997.  The Democrat from Lumberton has won close races with strong Republican opposition in the past couple elections.

Over the phone Wednesday, McIntyre told a reporter that he is not shying away from another hard race, but is ready to take on new challenges. He didn't immediately elaborate on what is next for him.

McIntyre released the following statement Wednesday afternoon.

"In eastern North Carolina, we have demonstrated that public service is a partnership between the people and the representative they entrust to speak on their behalf. For us, this has been where the priorities of policy over politics, issues over ideology, dialogue over dollars, and cooperation over campaigning have prevailed.

Having answered the call entrusted through this partnership, I will be retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of this term.  

This partnership has transcended politics and allowed us to accomplish monumental tasks, such as quadrupling the number of veterans' clinics in our area, passing the tobacco buyout, expanding our military bases, establishing an economic commission to promote jobs and fight poverty—and ensuring that the North Carolina coast will continue to be an economic engine and environmental treasure.

We also have built new fire and police stations, town halls, and workforce development centers; opened new farmers' markets and senior centers; improved airports and the Wilmington Port; and expanded educational and recreational opportunities for our children and youth.  

We have helped thousands of constituents from all walks of life in ways that have significantly impacted their lives.

None of this could have been accomplished without the strong commitment of my family, the hard work of my staff, and -- especially -- the willingness of people throughout our region to put partisanship aside and work together to get things done for the betterment of eastern North Carolina.

Indeed, I am grateful to all of the Democrats, Republicans, and Independents with whom we have successfully worked through nine elections over 18 years.  My family and I are ready for a new chapter and excited about new opportunities to continue helping North Carolina.

My prayer is that those in public service will always put the people they represent first and that God's blessings will continue to be upon the great citizens of the Seventh Congressional District who live, work, worship, play, serve, and retire in eastern North Carolina."

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