Reports: House Speaker Tim Moore says he won’t seek another term leading chamber

House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain)

RALEIGH — House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain) won’t seek another term leading the N.C. House of Representatives, according to several news reports.

The longest-serving speaker in state history, Moore has been at the helm of the N.C. House since 2015.

Moore, 52, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he told fellow House Republican leaders in spring 2022 about his plans not to run for speaker after the 2023-24 term ends. He also said he told the current GOP membership the same thing last fall when they assembled their slate of candidates for chamber positions.

“All of my caucus members knew — I made it clear that this is my last term as speaker,” Moore said to the AP.

With today’s announcement, speculation will continue that Moore will seek election to Congress in 2024.

The General Assembly is expected to redraw the state’s 14 Congressional districts later this year.