Currituck, N.C. – Representative Bobby Hanig was sworn as a member of the State Senate today 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 pm today at the Currituck County Courthouse.
Hanig said, “I’m honored to earn this appointment to the Senate, and I look forward to serving the citizens of District 1. While the Senate district is larger than my State House district, I will continue to advocate for Northeastern North Carolina commonsense conservative values.”
Senator Hanig is a Republican small business owner serving his second term in the State House. Hanig has fought for tax cuts, advocated for students and families, and is focused on fighting inflation.
Hanig received unanimous support from the County Republican Committees that make up District 1 to send his name to the Governor for the appointment.
“This is an honor and a privilege. I’m excited about continuing my public service in the State Senate. 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 thirty years. Hanig is a self-made small business owner who founded two companies. He grew a one-man operation into a business serving 400 properties on the Outer Banks. 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. Pictures from the event can be found (here).