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Macon rep joins ag and natural resource committee

Rep. Karl Gillespie, who represents Macon, Graham, Cherokee and Clay counties in the N.C. House of Representatives, has joined the Joint Legislative Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources. 

Gillespie, a Republican from Macon County, replaces former Rep. Chuck McGrady on the committee after Speaker Tim Moore appointed him to the position. As a cattle farmer, Gillespie has experience with many of the issues the committee must address.

“I am humbled to be chosen as a member of this committee and appreciate the trust that the speaker has placed in me,” Gillespie said. “I believe that I can draw from my experience in agriculture to have a positive impact on this committee. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we continue to make the best policy decisions for our state and its citizens.” 

With the latest appointment, Rep. Gillespie now serves on six committees, including Agriculture, Appropriations, Appropriations-Education, Federal Relations and American Indian Affairs and Wildlife Resources. 

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