Dobson won’t run for reelection to lead Labor Dept

N.C. Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson

RALEIGH — First-term Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, a Republican, announced Tuesday he would not seek reelection to the post he won in 2020. A former state Rep. from McDowell County, he made the announcement at the monthly Council of State meeting in Raleigh. 

“After much soul searching I’m announcing that I will not seek reeelection, nor will I be a candidate for any office in 2024,” Dobson said during his time alloted at the meeting. 

“I’m going to finish my term and focus on work force health and safety, work force development and try to help tone down the divisive nature of our politics,” he added.