WITN-7: Kinston Mayor Not Seeking Re-Election

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Kinston’s first Republican mayor in more than a hundred years says he’s not seeking re-election this year.

B.J. Murphy told WITN that his decision not to run is a re-dedication to his family and business.

The 32-year-old Murphy was elected in 2009 in a three-way race for mayor. When elected he was the city’s youngest mayor.

Kinston will elect a mayor and two city council seats in November when the city conducts its first non-partisan election.