December 6, 2015

Allen Burrus to announce he won't run for re-election


Allen Burrus, a Democrat who has represented Hatteras Island on the Dare County Board of Commissioners for almost 10 years, will announce at tomorrow morning's regularly scheduled board meeting that he will not seek re-election to the District 4 seat in 2016.

Burrus was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in early 2006, to fill the unexpired term of the late Joseph "Mac" Midgett, a fellow Democrat. At that time, Burrus had already served 12 years on the Dare County Board of Education.

He was re-elected to the Board of Commissioners twice -- in 2008 and 2012.  He served several terms as vice-chairman before Republicans took control of the board in 2014.

"After much consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided not to seek re-election due to ongoing health issues," Burrus said Sunday evening.

"I've been pleased to serve as a Dare County Commissioner for nine years and a Board of Education member for 12 years.

"I want to personally thank my family, friends, and loyal supporters, as well as the county staff members who have been so helpful to me."

Burrus, a businessman who lives in Hatteras village, said he will continue to serve the remainder of his term for the next 12 months.

Monday morning's regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners' meeting room in the Dare County Administrative Offices.  The audio of meetings is broadcast live via the county website, Videos of the meetings are also available a day or so after the meeting.

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