State Lawmakers In Raleigh To Elect Chamber Leaders

Jan 13, 2015

Credit W Edward Callis III

State lawmakers will be back in Raleigh Wednesday for a one-day organizational session. The most important task at hand for legislators is to formally elect the heads of the state House and Senate. And there shouldn't be any surprises.

The previous session's President Pro Tem of the Senate, Republican Phil Berger of Eden, is expected to be re-elected easily. He's scheduled to hold a news conference later in the morning.

In the state House, Representative Tim Moore of Kings Mountain is expected to be elected Speaker for the first time. The previous Speaker of the House, Republican Thom Tillis, is now representing North Carolina as a U.S. Senator, after defeating Democrat Kay Hagan in November.