Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities



Dear Friends,
It’s amazing how fast this month is zooming by—here we are approaching Easter this weekend! I am looking forward to a blessed weekend celebrating this holy event with family and friends. I hear the weather will be beautiful!

I spent this week meeting with policy analysts, directors of state agencies and other key legislative parties. We had another informative committee meeting with the Joint Legislative Oversight on General Government’s members. Two agencies presented detailed summaries of their operations, while another grant program office shared how it is reaching its objectives.

I am offering a new feature this week which will explain various tips for using the NCGA website. This is a resource that staff and members use daily and it is available to you. I hope you enjoy learning more about what information can be found here.

The final counts are in from the recent elections in early March. There are three run-off’s which could be impactful to you. I hope you choose to re-engage once again with our voting process in May to determine the winners of these tight races.

Students who are interested in becoming Senate Pages need to apply soon. One of the weeks is already full. Spots are becoming limited!

Good news for veterans nationwide—the eligibility of certain veterans for healthcare needs has been expanded. There are new criteria for who can benefit from services that veterans may need after being exposed to toxic chemicals. I am thrilled that more affected veterans can get better help!

How fitting that we can also recognize Vietnam Veterans Day in the same week of this announcement!

Our local airport in Davidson County would like for you to fill out a survey if you have visited or flown into its facilities. The NC Division of Aviation requests the results of the survey to understand how best to meet the airport’s needs.

The first seed swap and plant sale is occurring in Denton on April 8th. The Davidson County Library is proud to offer this event for folks. Another one will follow in May. Go see what you can get for your gardens!

Perhaps you can remember this on Sunday:
“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” — Kate McGahan, “Only Gone from Your Sight”
If you have concerns, or questions, you can reply to this newsletter, email, or call my office at
(919) 733-5743.

I also take time each day to personally call citizens in our district to listen to their concerns. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you!