Rep. John A. Fraley, who represents Iredell County's District 95 in the North Carolina House of Representatives, announced Tuesday he will not file for re-election in 2020. Fraley will complete his third term in the House at the end of 2020, which will cap off six years of service to District 95 and the state.
Fraley said that “after a long career in home textiles I simply wanted to see what I could give back through public service. This experience has exceeded all my expectations due to the amazing community and people I have been able to represent, the excellent elected and community officials I have worked with, the broad range of issues the legislature has faced, and the truly important opportunities I have had involving education in North Carolina. It will take quite a while to thank everyone for all they have done for me in this job.”
Fraley started his service in 2015 and was elected the Freshman Majority Leader by his colleagues. Since then, he has taken on additional responsibility as co-chair of Education Appropriations, co-chair of Education Policy – Universities, vice chair of Appropriations and serves on the Transportation, Health, Education K-12, Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House and School Safety committees. He also serves on the Joint Legislative Standing Committees in education oversight, economic development and global engagement, transportation long-term planning and funding and program evaluation oversight. Additionally, he has devoted time to the My Future NC Commission focusing on workforce development and attainment and serves on the Commission’s Board of Directors.
Going forward, Fraley looks forward to serving out the remainder of his term, working with his replacement in the House to assure a smooth transition, continuing his work with the My Future NC Commission to explore continued involvement in North Carolina’s higher education community and to have more time to have fun with his wife, Adelaide, and family and friends, according to a news release.