Steinburg to resign seat, Hanig wants appointment

RALEIGH — State Sen. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan) is resigning his seat in the N.C. Senate on July 31, and state Rep. Bobby Hanig (R-Currituck) wants to move to the chamber for the remainder of Steinburg’s term. 

Steinburg, who lost a bid for reelection to fellow state Sen. Norm Sanderson (R-Pamlico) after redistricting placed them in the same Senate district, said he wants to begin work in lobbying. 

That opens the door for Hanig, who is running for the redrawn 3rd Senate District seat covering 10 northeastern counties including many overlapping with the current 1st Senate District.