Ralph (Ralph) Hise (R-SS47)
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District: 828.766.8329
Senator
North Carolina State Senate
Room 300-A Legislative Office Building 300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

District Office:
300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Linn England   DOB: 8/15/1976
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
Co-ChairJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Elections
ChairmanSenate Committee on Appropriations on Base Budget
ChairmanSenate Committee on Redistricting and Elections
MemberJoint Commission on Legislative Research
MemberSenate Select Committee on Nominations
Co-ChairJoint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting
MemberSenate Select Committee on Prison Safety
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate
MemberSenate Committee on Health Care
MemberSenate Committee on Pensions, Retirement and Aging
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
Ex-OfficioJoint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Counties Representing
Madison / McDowell / Mitchell / Polk / Rutherford / Yancey

Bio

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.