Ralph (Ralph) Hise (R-SS47)
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Capitol: 919.733.3460
FAX: 919.715.2880
District: 828.766.8329
North Carolina State Senate
Room 300-A Legislative Office Building 300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

District Office:
PO Box 86
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Linn England   DOB: 8/15/1976
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Appropriations/Base Budget
Co-ChairJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
ChairmanSenate Committee on Redistricting and Elections
MemberSenate Select Committee on Nominations
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid
MemberJoint Commission on Legislative Research
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Elections
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberSenate Committee on Health Care
MemberSenate Committee on Pensions and Retirement and Aging
MemberJoint Commission on Legislative Services
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
Ex-OfficioJoint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Counties Representing
Alleghany / Ashe / Avery / Caldwell / Haywood / Madison / McDowell / Mitchell / Polk / Rutherford / Watauga / Yancey


A graduate of Appalachian State University (B.S. - Statistics) and North Carolina State University (M.Ed. - Higher Education Administration), Senator Hise is a statistician and a member of the faculty at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine.

Senator Hise co-chairs the Senate Committee for Appropriations on Health and Human Services.

The American Conservative Union recently presented Senator Hise with its 'Defender of Liberty' award based on his support of conservative legislation. He also received a perfect score from The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation for his voting record on business and job-related legislation.

A native of Mitchell County, Senator Hise attended Mitchell High School and the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics. He lives in Spruce Pine with his wife Linn and twin four year old sons, Thomas and Deren, and attends Abundant Life Outreach Church.

Previously, Senator Hise served two terms as mayor of Spruce Pine. He worked for the NC Victory Campaign under the North Carolina Republican Party in the 2004 and 2006 elections and has served as the chairman and vice-chairman of the Mitchell County Republican Party.