Senator Barefoot has received some top education appointments for the upcoming session, Chairman of the Senate Education Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the newly created Workforce and Economic Development Committee.
Press release below.
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January 15, 2015
Barefoot Sworn in as Senator for 18th District
Appointed Chairman of Senate Education Appropriations and
Workforce and Economic Development Committees
Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Chad Barefoot (R-Wake) was sworn in Wednesday for his second two-year term representing the 18th District in the North Carolina Senate. The oath of office was administered by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin.
Barefoot received key appointments as a Chairman of the Senate Education Appropriations Committee, which oversees state appropriations to our K-12, Community College and the UNC System, and as Chairman of the newly created Workforce and Economic Development Committee by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham).
Barefoot was also appointed to serve on the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, Education/Higher Education, Finance, Health Care and Program Evaluation Committees and the Rules Committee.
“I am honored and humbled by the tremendous responsibility the people of the 18th District have given me,” said Senator Barefoot. “Improving our educational pipeline so that every student in North Carolina has an opportunity to actively engage in the free market is one of my top priorities in the upcoming session.”
“Barefoot’s leadership will be instrumental in shaping policy to strengthen our state,” said Berger. “I applaud his willingness to serve the people of North Carolina in this capacity.”