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Thom Tillis Announces Key Senate Staff Members PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Sen. Elect Thom Tillis has tapped some familiar names for his U.S. Senate staff, including several who worked for him in the North Carolina Speakers Office or in his campaign.

Tillis will be sworn into office in January.

Chief of Staff: John Mashburn
Deputy Chief of Staff: Chris Hayes

General Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser: Ray Starling

State Director: Jordan Shaw

Communications Director: Daniel Keylin

Press Secretary: Meghan Burris

Congressman-Elect David Rouzer Taps Veteran Hill Employee As Chief Of Staff PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Congressman-elect David Rouzer, who will be representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional District during the 114th Congress, has named Melissa Murphy as his chief of staff, according to a statement from his office.

Murphy currently serves as the deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina and has nearly a decade of experience on Capitol Hill.

In her role with Wilson's office, she helped secure legislative language in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act for the Port of Charleston's dredging project. Murphy advised Wilson on all legislative areas with expertise on appropriations, healthcare, labor, education, tax and tourism issues.

She also oversaw all policy initiatives associated with Mr. Wilson’s chairmanship of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:59
Thom Tillis To Serve On Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When Sen. Elect Thom Tillis is sworn into office in January, he will take a seat on two key military affairs committees. On Monday, Senate Republicans announced Tillis had been appointed to the Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs committees.

The former North Carolina House Speaker defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November.

Tillis will also serve on an agriculture committee.

It is widely expected that when Republicans take control of the Senate in January, Tillis' colleague, Richard Burr, will be tapped as chairman of the Select Committe on Intelligence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:17
N.C. Democrats Continue Substantial Lead In Voter Registration PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 December 2014 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state Board of Elections reports the following North Carolina voter registration statistics as of November 22, 2014.

Democrats continue to hold a substantial lead and Unaffiliateds continue to increase. And, despite having a high-profile Senate primary candidate in Greg Brannon this year, Libertarian registration is very small.

Democrats: 2,768,895

Republicans: 2,015,199

Unaffiliated: 1,825,350

Libertarian: 25,887


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