Jeff (Jeff) Tarte (R-SS41)
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District FAX: 704.263.8169
Senator
North Carolina State Senate
Room 623 Legislative Building 300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

District Office:
19825 North Cove Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Dr. Nancy Tarte   
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairSenate Committee on State and Local Government
Co-ChairSubcommittee on General Government and Information Technology
MemberJoint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy
Co-ChairJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management Oversight
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Program Evaluation Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations on Base Budget
MemberSenate Committee on Health Care
MemberSenate Committee on Education and Higher Education
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
Counties Representing
Mecklenburg

Bio

I am Chairman Emeritus of a multimillion-dollar consulting firm, Applied Revenue Analytics. Prior to founding my own firm, I was a partner at Ernst & Young, a $14 billion, and Big Six global consulting firm. My career has been built around my ability to assess challenges and then determine optimum solutions. I consult with executives, boards of directors, and business leaders in the health care industry throughout the United States. During my thirty-five year career, I have consulted to clients in virtually every U.S. state and five countries. I have served as the interim CIO of prestigious academic medical centers including New England Medical Center-Tufts University (NEMC) in Boston and Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore. I have spoken at conferences and seminars around the country, and on a few occasions internationally. My areas of expertise are in strategic planning, revenue cycle management, and project management. I have been sought to help address issues that range from complex problem solving and strategic alliances to human resources and financial matters. While working at NEMC, I was selected by CIO Magazine as one of the top 100 Information technology executives in the United States.

I am a graduate of the College of Commerce and Business Administration with a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. I have been involved in continuing professional education most of my career. I have taught at corporate education centers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Cleveland. I have taught management subjects for Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and IBM. I have developed course material, led multi-instructor curriculum, and taught numerous management-related courses. I have provided course material and guest lectured on management information systems for Georgetown University and Tulane University. I have participated in executive education with professors from Duke, Harvard, and Ohio State. I have co-authored a book published by Wiley & Sons, Information Technology for Integrated Health Systems, on managing information technology and organizational dynamics within multi-hospital health care environments.

My political involvement began early as a member of Young Republicans at Rantoul Township High School in Rantoul, Illinois, and College Republicans at the University of Illinois. I served as a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C., conducting legislative research for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives who later served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President George H.W. Bush. I attended the 1976 National Republican Convention in Kansas City, conducting advance work for President Gerald Ford. I have held a Top Secret security clearance with the Department of Defense. I have served as an appointed Deputy County Clerk assisting in voter registration and Election Day poll monitoring. I have voted in every primary and general election, save one, since age eighteen. I have attended the Feldman Campaign School conducted by the Republican National Committee, which is a concentrated course on conducting campaigns for individuals seeking public office. I have assisted directly and indirectly in the campaigns of public officials running for town commission, countywide positions, state legislatures, governors, and members of both chambers of Congress, representing four different states. I served three terms as the Mayor of Cornelius, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. I was uncontested in my first and second re-election races. As mayor, I also served as one of nine voting members of the Mecklenburg County Metropolitan Transit Commission. I now serve as the State Senator representing Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and parts of Charlotte. In my first year in the state Senate I was the primary sponsor and architect of the Property Tax Revaluation bill as well as Kyla's Law, a bill protecting children from child abuse. Also, I was the primary author of the final version of the Health Care Transparency bill, ensuring better insight for consumers into the cost of health care services.

Over the past twenty-two years I have been very active at my church in Davidson, North Carolina. I have served in many capacities, including a mission trip to Cuba. I completed a three-year term on the Staff Parish Committee, which functions as the Human Resources Department for the church, overseeing the evaluations of six ministers and a staff of thirty-six. I had a long stint on the long-range planning committee from our first years with the church having fewer than 400 members to our current membership of more than 4,000 parishioners. I am serving a four-year appointment to the Leadership Development Committee for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, responsible for the leadership development of over 1,400 ordained ministers. In the local community I served on the board of directors of the Cornelius-Lake Norman Youth Athletic Association(CLNYAA), and as athletic director for our youth baseball program. I personally developed a course and manual for our area youth baseball coaches, and coached in CLNYAA leagues for 10 years. I served four years on the Finance and Long Range Planning Committees for The Peninsula Country Club in Cornelius. My wife of 34 years, Dr. Nancy Tarte, is a board-certified pediatrician at Davidson Clinic. My oldest son, Nathan has political science degrees from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (masters). My middle son, Ryan, studied mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech University. My daughter, Natalie, graduated this past May with a biology degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with plans to attend medical school.