As we begin to prepare for the upcoming legislative session new leaders are beginning to emerge.
In the House, the GOP leadership met before Thanksgiving to caucus on their choice for Speaker of the House. Representative Thom Tillis (Mecklenburg) emerged as the new leader of the House. Representative Paul "Skip" Stam (Wake) will be the new majority leader.
In the Senate, the Senate Pro-Tempore will be Senator Phil Berger (Guilford,Rockingham) and the majority leader with be Senator Harry Brown (Jones, Onslow). The rules chair position will fall to Senator Tom Apodaca(Buncombe, Henderson, Polk).
More leadership positions will be announced over the next few weeks as we move closer to the start of session.