State Rep. Phillip Frye of Spruce Pine has announced he will not seek another term.
Frye had been drawn into the same House district as fellow Republican Mitch Gillespie under the redistricting plan passed by the legislature last week. The new district includes McDowell, Mitchell and Avery Counties.
“It has been my distinct honor and privilege to represent District 84 in the General Assembly for the last five terms,” Frye told The McDowell News. “As we went into the 10-year redistricting process, I stated my desire to keep a strong district for my counties. As the process began to develop, it was clear the three counties of Avery, Mitchell and McDowell Counties would make up an ideal district.”
Frye now represents a district composed Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and Caldwell.