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November 21, 2013

State Senate’s lead budget writer leaving office

State Sen. Pete Brunstetter is leaving office next month, and leaving the legislature without one of its most knowledgeable budget writers. He will be taking a position with Novant Health. Brunstetter, a Winston-Salem Republican, is in his fifth term. His departure is effective Dec. 15. Brunstetter was the state Senate’s lead budget writer and negotiator. He flirted with running for the U.S. Senate next year, before turning down a statewide campaign. Brunstetter said at the time he wanted to focus on state issues.

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