Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays Update

Please accept my best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year. I hope you have plans to spend time with family and friends as we observe the holidays. Be safe if you travel and enjoy the season.

In the words of Charles Dickens, "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

Swearing-in Ceremony

There will be a swearing-in ceremony for members of the Guilford County Legislative Delegation on January 7th, which I will be participating in. It will be held at 6:00 PM at Blandwood Mansion in Greensboro. Please feel free to join us for the occasion; the event is open to the public.

2015 Legislative Schedule

The NC General Assembly will convene for "Opening Day" on January 14th. This is the day in which we will officially elect our legislative leadership; adopt the rules of the legislature; and all members of the NC General Assembly will be sworn-in to office. We will then recess and reconvene to begin work on January 28th.

Looking Ahead

Our goals in the 2015 Legislative Session will be to continuing improving our economic climate; strengthen public education; increase government efficiency; and ensure that tax dollars are spent responsibly. We will work to accomplish these goals in a bipartisan fashion. Securing a brighter future for North Carolina is not a partisan issue; it is a matter of doing what is in the best interest of our citizens.

My Door Is Open

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns about public policy. I greatly value any input that you may have to offer on issues related to our state government.

Quote to Remember

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

- President Calvin Coolidge