Richard Burr was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 30, 1955. The son of a minister, Richard and his family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina when he was a young child. Richard graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem and attended Wake Forest University on a football scholarship. After graduating, he began his career far from the halls of Congress by spending seventeen years in business with Carswell Distributing, a wholesale commercial products company.
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Renee Ellmers was born in Ironwood in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; when she was a child her family moved to Madison Heights, near Detroit, where her father took a job in the auto industry. He worked with General Motors until he retired. After graduating from Madison High School, needing to work her way through college, Renee trained as a Medical Assistant. For the next eight years, working full and part-time jobs, she attended Oakland University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Walter Jones was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, after serving 10 years as an elected member of the North Carolina General Assembly. Jones strongly believes in the strength of faith and family and has worked to represent the citizens of Eastern North Carolina with both honor and integrity. Since entering office, Congressman Jones has been a strong voice in fighting for an effective, commonsense government that returns power and control back to the people.
Virginia Foxx is a strong voice for North Carolina values and is a champion of conservative ideas. She is well-known for fighting to rein in wasteful government spending, reduce the national debt and jump start economic growth. Virginia believes that we need to get government out of the way by slashing burdensome taxes and red-tape. She knows that low taxes and American innovation will put more North Carolinians back to work.
Howard Coble was born in Greensboro in 1931. He was educated in North Carolina, first in the Guilford County School System, then at Appalachian State University, Guilford College, and finally UNC Chapel-Hill School of Law. Howard is a veteran, having served in the Coast Guard for over 23 years. Prior to his legislative career Representative Coble served Guilford County and North Carolina as Assistant County Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Secretary of the NC Department of Revenue.
Prior to being elected to Congress in 2012, Richard founded Cabarrus Marketing Group, a small business in Concord, NC, that provides strategic communications consulting and business development services. As a small business owner and operator, Richard understands the challenges confronting business leaders who struggle to remain competitive and successful in an uncertain economy. In Congress, Richard is focused on bipartisan solutions for creating jobs, cutting spending, and keeping our homeland secure. He believes Congress must stop the wasteful spending, bailouts, government takeovers and new programs that don’t produce jobs, but leave our children and grandchildren with overwhelming debt.
Robert Pittenger is serving his first term in the United States Congress, representing the citizens of North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. Congressman Pittenger’s district encompasses portions of Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties, and is home to the second largest financial center in the country, located in Charlotte.
Patrick McHenry is serving his fourth term in the United States Congress where he represents the citizens of North Carolina’s 10th District. Congressman McHenry’s district comprises ten counties in Western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to the home of NASCAR in Mooresville to the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the 112th Congress, McHenry serves as a Deputy Republican Whip, helping to manage the legislative priorities of Congressional Republicans on the House floor.
After working as a small business owner for 27 years, Representative Mark Meadows brings a business-style approach to Washington, D.C. While serving on the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Transportation and Infrastructure, Mark will hold the government accountable, protect American citizens and interests abroad, and ensure we have a modern transportation network which meets the needs of Western North Carolina and our country as a whole.
The youngest of five children, Holding grew up in Raleigh. He attended Wake Forest University, and majored in Classics. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, he studied law at Wake Forest University School of Law. During law school, he met his future wife, Lucy Herriott. Holding clerked for U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle and practiced law with Kilpatrick Stockton in Raleigh. On January 3, 2013, Holding was sworn in as the Representative for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District. He serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.