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Reece Pyrtle

State Representative

Chairman of the NC House
State Personnel Committee

"Conservative Champion for Rockingham County."

Representative Reece Pyrtle is a lifelong resident of Rockingham County and a 1985 graduate of Morehead High School in Eden. He is a 1989 graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Pyrtle joined the Eden Police Department in May 1990 and has held a variety of positions over the years. On March 2, 2009, he was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Eden. He retired as the Chief of Police from the Eden Police Department in January 2018.

Pyrtle was elected Commissioner for Rockingham County on November 8, 2016 and re-elected in 2020. Following the untimely passing of state Rep. Jerry Carter, Pyrtle was appointed to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly as the Representative from Rockingham County, and was elected to the position in 2022.

2023-2024 Legislative Committee Assignments:
State Personnel, Chairman
Appropriations, Member
Appropriations, Justice & Public Safety, Member
Families, Children, and Aging Policy, Member
Health, Member
House Select Committee on Substance Abuse, Member
Judiciary II, Member
North Carolina Courts Commission, Member
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice & Public Safety, Vice Chair
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology, Member

Other organizations Pyrtle serves or has served on include:​
Present Vice Chair of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.
Lifetime Member of NC Association of Chiefs of Police.
Past President / Board of Directors, Eden Boys & Girls Club.
Board of Directors, Project SAFE Rockingham County.
Board of Directors, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council of Rockingham.
Past Vice Chair / Board Member, Salvation Army of Rockingham County.
Past Board Member, Salvation Army of Eden.
Past Executive Board Member, Eden Rotary.
Past Board Member, Eden Chamber of Commerce.
Past Board Member, Communities in Schools.
Past Member, North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission.

Pyrtle is married to Valerie, an educator, and they have one daughter - Ainsley. Pyrtle is a member of First Wesleyan Church. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

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