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2019 NC General Assembly Session Convenes

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On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, the North Carolina General Assembly convened, and members were sworn in for the 2019 legislative long session.

Six freshmen Republicans and seven freshmen Democrats were sworn into the Senate, which now includes 10 African-Americans, 10 women, two Indian-Americans, and 11 veterans. The freshmen Republicans are:

  • Sen. Bob Steinburg – Chowan
  • Sen. Jim Burgin – Harnett
  • Sen. Carl Ford – Rowan
  • Sen. Eddie Gallimore – Davidson
  • Sen. Todd Johnson – Union
  • Sen. Ted Alexander – Cleveland

The freshmen Democrats are:

  • Sen. Harper Peterson – New Hanover
  • Sen. Wiley Nickel – Wake
  • Sen. Sam Searcy – Wake
  • Sen. Kirk deViere – Cumberland
  • Sen. Michael Garrett – Guilford
  • Sen. Mujtaba Mohammed – Mecklenburg
  • Sen. Natasha Marcus – Mecklenburg

A full list of Senators can be found here.

The freshman class in the House has nine Republicans and 17 Democrats. The House now includes 26 African-Americans, 34 women, one American-Indian, and 24 veterans. The freshmen Republicans are:

  • Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes – Nash
  • Rep. Jerry Carter – Rockingham
  • Rep. Ed Goodwin – Chowan
  • Rep. Bobby Hanig – Currituck
  • Rep. Chris Humphrey – Lenoir
  • Rep. Steve Jarvis – Davidson
  • Rep. Keith Kidwell – Beaufort
  • Rep. Wayne Sasser – Cabarrus
  • Rep. Carson Smith – Pender

The freshman Democrats are:

  • Rep. Ray Russell – Watauga
  • Rep. Kandie Smith – Pitt
  • Rep. Raymond Smith – Wayne
  • Rep. Julie von Haefen – Wake
  • Rep. Sydney Batch – Wake
  • Rep. Christy Clark – Mecklenburg
  • Rep. Ashton Dahle – Wake
  • Rep. Terence Everitt – Wake
  • Rep. James Gailliard – Nash
  • Rep. Jeff Collins – Nash
  • Rep. Wesley Harris – Mecklenburg
  • Rep. Zack Hawkins – Durham
  • Rep. Rachel Hunt – Mecklenburg
  • Rep. Brandon Lofton – Mecklenburg
  • Rep. Carolyn Logan – Mecklenburg
  • Rep. Nasif Majeed – Mecklenburg
  • Rep. Joe Sam Queen – Haywood

A full list of House members can be found here.

Tim Moore was reelected Speaker of the House and announced the following committee chair appointments. Other House committee appointments as well as Senate committee appointments will be announced in the near future.

Rules

  • Chair – Rep. David Lewis (R – Harnett)

Appropriations

  • Senior Chairs – Rep. Jason Saine (R – Lincoln), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R – Forsyth), Rep. Linda Johnson (R – Cabarrus)
  • Chairs – Rep. Dean Arp (R – Union), Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery), Rep. Chuck McGrady (R – Henderson), Rep. John Faircloth (R – Guilford), Rep. William Brisson (R – Bladen)

Finance

  • Senior Chair – Rep. Julia Howard (R – Davie)
  • Chairs – Rep. Mitchell Setzer (R – Catawba), Rep. John Szoka (R – Cumberland)

The General has adjourned and will return January 30, at 12pm to begin legislative business.

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