North Carolina Legislative Report - November 25, 2014
November 15-25, 2014
MVA Public Affairs wishes you a joyful Thanksgiving and holiday season.
The General Assembly adjourned “sine die” on Wednesday, August 20. During the interim, the MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed biweekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the state.
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2015 House Republican Leadership
NC House Republicans met Saturday, November 22, to vote on leadership positions for the 2015/2016 legislative term. The caucus nominated Representative Tim Moore (Cleveland) as their nominee for House speaker, from a field of six contenders, on the first ballot. Moore, 44, is a lawyer from Kings Mountain.
The House of Representatives will vote to confirm Moore as speaker when the legislature reconvenes in January for the 2015 long session. The contest is not likely to be competitive if Republicans vote together.
Republicans elected the following leaders during Saturday’s meeting:
- Majority Leader: Rep. Mike Hager (Rutherford)
- Speaker Pro Tem: Rep. Paul Stam (Wake)
- Majority Whip: Rep. John Bell (Wayne)
- Deputy Majority Leader: Rep. Marilyn Avila (Wake)
- Majority Conference Chairman: Rep. Charles Jeter (Mecklenburg)
- Joint Caucus Leader: Rep. Pat Hurley (Randolph)
2015 House Democratic Leadership
NC House Democrats saw a net gain of three seats this election cycle. The caucus met Friday, November 21, and nominated Representative Larry Hall (Durham) to his second term as minority leader.
The caucus will reconvene in December to strategize for the upcoming term.