By John Lanier

Guice Decides Not To File - Brevard NC


Former Transylvania County Commissioner and N.C. House District 113 Rep. David Guice has decided not to run for a seat in the General Assembly next year.

As previously reported, Guice, a Republican, said he was considering running for either the House District 113 seat or the Senate District 48 seat.

He said many people talked to him about running for one of those seats.

But Guice said he has decided to stay in his current position as commissioner of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

“This is where I need to be now,” said Guice of his current position.

Guice was instrumental in getting the Justice Reinvestment Act passed, which has saved the state millions of dollars.

In his current position, he has been working on reforming juvenile justice and mental health care.

“I just need to focus on those things,” said Guice.

He also said that to effectively campaign for a seat in the General Assembly would require him to spend a great deal of time in this area, taking him away from his responsibilities in Raleigh.


As previously reported, incumbent Republican Tom Apodaca has decided not to run again for the Senate District 48 seat and incumbent Republican Chris Whitmire has decided not to seek another term for the House District 113 seat.

So far, Hendersonville businessman Chuck Edwards has filed for the District 48 Republican primary, and Rosman resident Cody Henson has filed for the District 113 Republican primary.

The filing period ends Dec. 21.


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