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NC Rep. Glazier to resign, will become center’s director

RALEIGH (AP) — A veteran North Carolina House member is stepping down at the close of this year’s work session to become head of an advocacy group for the poor.

Rep. Rick Glazier of Fayetteville has served in the legislature since 2003 and is a Campbell University law school professor. He announced his decision as the North Carolina Justice Center announced he will be its next executive director. Glazier succeeds Melinda Lawrence, who retired at the end of last year.

A center board member praised Glazier in a statement for his broad experience, personal integrity and deep commitment to justice. Glazier turns 60 next week. He’s been known as one of the most erudite and passionate speakers on issues such as education, abortion rights and gay rights.

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