Rick Gunn retiring from District 24 seat in 2020; Galey to run for seat

Amy Scott Galey announced on November 20 that she will be seeking to earn a seat in the North Carolina State Senate. Current N.C. Senate Majority Whip Rick Gunn, who currently serves District 24, announced that he will be retiring at the conclusion of his current term in 2020. Gunn has served five terms in the North Carolina State Senate. Galey first earned election to public office in the fall of 2016, when she attained a seat on the Alamance County Commissioners. She was subsequently re-elected to a full four-year term in the fall of 2018, and was soon after named Chair by her fellow Commissioners.

Alamance County Commissioner Amy Scott Galey announced on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 20 that she will be running for the North Carolina State Senate in 2020. 

Galey, who has served on the Alamance County Commissioners since first getting elected to a two-year term in the fall of 2016, will be running to claim the N.C. Senate District 24 seat that has been held by Rick Gunn over the last ten years. 

“The time has come my friends. It could not have been more of an honor to serve citizens in District 24 and the State of North Carolina over the last 10 years,” State Senator Gunn said on Twitter the afternoon of November 20.

Gunn currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip, serving Alamance and Guilford Counties. 

“Today I announced that I will be a candidate for NC Senate 24 in 2020!” Galey said on her Twitter page. “Senator Gunn announced he will retire at the end of his term. Let’s campaign!”

Galey, a Republican and an attorney by trade, successfully ran for re-election in the fall of 2018, earning the highest number of votes among all candidates running for the Alamance County Commissioners. She was subsequently voted Chair by her colleagues on the board, and has served in that role for the last year.