NC Lawmaker Opposed to I-77 Express Steps Down, Ends Reelection Campaign

The Charlotte Observer reports that State Representative Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg County), who was late to join the ranks of I-77 Express Lanes opponents but sponsored unsuccessful legislation to end NCDOT’s contract with the project developers, announced that he is resigning his seat and withdrawing from his campaign for reelection. According to the newspaper, “Jeter said he plans to remain involved,” but wants to devote more time to his family. Jeter faced and survived a primary challenge from an anti-toll candidate earlier this year.