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Originally published: 2013-01-09 11:13:37
Last modified: 2013-01-11 10:53:56

Soucek, Jordan sworn in for second terms

by Staff Reports

Sen. Dan Soucek of Boone and Rep. Jonathan Jordan of Jefferson were sworn in Wednesday for their second two-year terms representing North Carolina’s High Country.


Soucek, a Republican, defeated Roy Carter in November to represent the N.C. Senate’s 45th District, which includes Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Avery and Caldwell Counties.


The oath of office was administered by N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby.


"I am honored and humbled by the tremendous responsibility the people of the 45th District have given me," Soucek said in a news release. "Our state faces great challenges, along with abundant opportunities for positive change, and I will work tirelessly to represent my constituents and make North Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family."


Soucek was appointed to the Commerce, Finance, Judiciary I and Transportation Committees by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham).


Additionally, Soucek had previously been named co-chairman of the Senate Education Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Education.


Jordan, also a Republican, defeated Cullie Tarleton in November to keep his seat in the N.C. House’s 93rd District, which includes Ashe and Watauga counties.


Jordan will serve on the Agriculture, Banking, Education, Finance, Judiciary and Regulatory Reform committees. He also will serve as chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee B.


He will serve as vice chairman for both the Judiciary and Regulatory Reform committees.


This year's legislative session marks the first time Republicans have led both the legislative and executive branches of state government since the 19th century.