Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Brunswick state lawmaker who had been embroiled in a high-profile controversy with another legislator says he is abandoning his reelection bid.
Democratic Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx confirmed today that he was withdrawing from the District 66 race. Cornell du Houx, who is currently in Australia, indicated via email that he was stepping aside because he’s been called to active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
Cornell du Houx, a former U.S. Marine, received an officer commissioning with the Navy in December.
He said the Navy informed him that his duty begins Jan. 8, 2013, which coincides with the next legislative session. Cornell du Houx said he is prohibited from participating in political activity while on active duty.
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