Republicans in North Carolina's 84th House District will be tasked with filling a legislative seat this summer after Rep. Rena Turner announced she is resigning next week.
"It's been a joy to serve with Rep. Rena Turner, a true public servant who works tirelessly on behalf of the people of Iredell County for a better North Carolina," House Speaker Tim Moore wrote on Twitter. "We wish her all the best and will miss her in the state House of Representatives."
Turner, 68, of Iredell County, informed Moore and Gov. Roy Cooper of her decision Monday. The resignation is effective June 27.
Turner's held the seat since 2013. She said she's stepping aside because she wants to spend more time with her family, including grandchildren. Whoever replaces Turner will serve through 2020, when the term ends.
"We are very sad to lose Rep. Rena Turner in the @NCHouseGOP Caucus," Rep. John Bell wrote on Twitter. "She has been a great member and a strong advocate for the people of Iredell County. We wish her all the best!"
All House seats are up for election next November.