Raleigh, N.C. – Representative Kelly Hastings (R-Gaston) will chair the North Carolina House Committees on Finance and Transportation, according to an announcement from Speaker Tim Moore this week.
A fourth-term legislator who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserve, Rep. Hastings has represented Cleveland and Gaston County in the General Assembly since 2011.
Speaker Tim Moore released a statement on Rep. Hastings’ appointment to committee leadership roles:
“As a Finance Committee chairman with private sector experience, Rep. Hastings will maintain the House’s commitment to historic tax reforms that produced big budget surpluses for North Carolina the last two years.”
“Rep. Hastings is a strong supporter of streamlining our state’s tax code while providing relief to families and businesses across the state. He is a strong voice for taxpayers, an independent thinker and capable decision-maker on complex matters of tax and revenue policy.”
“Further, Rep. Hastings will have an immediate impact on the Transportation sector as a House committee chairman who works regularly with local governments on transportation issues already.”
“Representing a rapidly growing region, Rep. Hastings’ has shown true initiative on local transportation issues and is prepared to oversee statewide investments as chairman of the House Transportation Committee.”