The Legislative Review


Rep. Karl E. Gillespie

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the North Carolina General Assembly officially reconvened to begin the legislative long session. The long session occurs in odd numbered years following the previous year’s November election. A new class of legislators is sworn in and subsequently, the months long process of considering various bills and passing a biennium state budget begins.

Although the formal process of administering the oath of office occurred on Jan. 11, under North Carolina law, the General Assembly must adjourn for two weeks before returning to Raleigh to begin official legislative business.

Representative Gillespie’s statement on taking the oath of office for his second term in the North Carolina House of Representatives:

“I am very excited to get started on my second term in the North Carolina House of Representatives,” stated Rep. Gillespie. “I will continue to advocate and work tirelessly for the mountain values of Western North Carolina while in Raleigh. I am incredibly thankful for the support of my family and friends, and grateful to the constituents of House District 120 for their belief in me. To my constituents, I promise that I will continue to be a responsive and accessible representative, and I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the North Carolina General Assembly. It is truly the honor of a lifetime.”

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Karl Gillespie is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 120 since January 1, 2021. Gillespie is from Franklin.