Rep. Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland) will resign at the end of session this year to become the executive director of the NC Justice Center.
Glazier is in his seventh term in the State House of Representatives.
“Though our party affiliations do not align,” House speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said in a release, “Rep. Glazier is a true friend and has been an unwavering advocate for the people of North Carolina and Cumberland County. He stood firm for his convictions, yet was a key player in bipartisan negotiations in the House, and will be missed by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.”
The NC Justice Center is considered the best known liberal-leaning group in the state and the NC Republican Party executive director pounced on that.
“The NC Justice Center has been the brain, mouthpiece, and echo chamber for the radical left’s obstructionism and criticism of Republican policies for years,” Todd Poole said. and wrongly predicted North Carolina would have a $600 million budget shortfall because of Republican-led tax cuts. “Its so-called policy experts have already lost all credibility with false predictions, and now that the attorney general’s ally, Rick Glazier, will run this anti-Republican ‘think tank,’ you can expect it to push more false talking points to try and obstruct the Carolina Comeback.”