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NEWS: Pyrtle Seeking Re-Election to NC House

EDEN, N.C. – Last month, the General Assembly passed new district maps for Congress, NC House, and NC Senate. Not subject to the Governor’s approval, these maps are now law and will take effect for the 2024 Election. Voters across the state have been learning more about their new districts, and the candidates running to represent them.

On Thursday, Representative Reece Pyrtle (R-Rockingham) announced that he will seek a third term to represent District 65 in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

“Following several weeks of prayer and consultation with my family, I’m excited to announce that we are running to continue representing the people of District 65 in the NC House,” said Pyrtle, “It has been the greatest honor of my life to receive the trust and confidence of our community and neighbors to serve as their voice in Raleigh.”

Using decennial U.S. Census data, the General Assembly is required by the constitution to redraw districts every 10 years. The new House District 65 remains exactly as it did for the 2022 Election – encompassing all of Rockingham County.

“I have spent most of my life working for the people in Rockingham County at every level, as a police officer, volunteer, and now an elected official," said Pyrtle, "I look forward to continuing in service to the public, fighting every day to make our community the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Representative Pyrtle is a twice elected County Commissioner in Rockingham County and a former Chief of Police for the City of Eden, and was selected by a unanimous vote of the Rockingham County Republican Party to fill the unexpired term of Representative Jerry Carter upon his untimely passing, and was formally elected in 2022.

A native of Rockingham County, Representative Pyrtle grew up in Eden and graduated from Morehead High School in 1985.  He furthered his education at Appalachian State University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1989. Representative Pyrtle has been married to Valerie since 1991 and they have a daughter, Ainsley.

At the start of the 2023 session, Pyrtle was appointed by House Speaker Tim Moore to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on State Personnel, among other assignments.

To learn more about Reece Pyrtle, visit

Below image is provided for public use, courtesy of Representative Reece Pyrtle


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