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Torbett announces bid to seek re-election in 2020


By Colin Froment | Dec 18, 2019


GASTON – State Rep. John A. Torbett, R-Gaston, announced his intention to file for re-election in November 2020 through a post on his official Facebook page.

“It’s official. I am running for NC House of Representatives, District 108,” Torbett said in his post. “Let’s roll.”

Torbett’s announcement prompted dozens of comments from local supporters offering praise and best wishes to the Chattanooga-born House of Representatives member.

Serving his fifth term in the House, Torbett introduced 56 bills in 2019, including a tax-relief act (HB 676); an act to use savings reserve funds for disaster relief (HB 846); an act to strengthen laws on child sex abuse (HB 596); and an act to provide first aid and safety training in North Carolina schools (HB 288).

Torbett is also the co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee, the senior chairman of the Transportation Committee and the vice-chairman of the Appropriations, Redistricting and Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House committees, while also being a member of several other standing and non-standing committees.

The 108th District includes \Gaston County as well as the cities of Belmont, Gastonia, Lowell and Mount Holly and the towns of Cramerton, McAdenville, Ranlo, Spencer Mountain and Stanley.

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