Bobby Hanig sworn in as state senator

Published 7:15 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Representative Bobby Hanig was sworn as a member of the State Senate on Monday, August 29 to fill out the vacancy in Senate District 1 until 2023. Senator Hanig’s swearing-in ceremony took place before a small audience at 1 p.m. Monday at the Currituck County Courthouse.

“I’m honored to earn this appointment to the Senate, and I look forward to serving the citizens of District 1,” said Hanig. “While the Senate district is larger than my State House district, I will continue to advocate for Northeastern North Carolina commonsense conservative values.”

Hanig is a Republican small business owner serving his second term in the state House. He received unanimous support from the county Republican committees that make up District 1 to send his name to the governor for the appointment.

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“This is an honor and a privilege. I’m excited about continuing my public service in the State Senate,” said Hanig. “Families across the district are struggling and I am committed to helping them to make sure their children are receiving the best education possible, small businesses can grow and thrive in the district, and I’m working to help families by fighting inflation.”

During his time in the legislature, Hanig has championed tax cuts for North Carolina families, hurricane assistance, pay raises for teachers, voter ID, and election integrity.

After serving in the United States Army, Hanig settled in Currituck County, where he has lived for 30 years. Prior to his service in the General Assembly, Hanig was the chairman of the Currituck County Commission.

Senate District 1 includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.