Representative David Lewis and former Rep. Nelson Cole discuss economic development and the Governor’s Budget, jobs, unemployment.
David was first elected in 2002, David is serving in his 6th term in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He is as a current or former member of the Committees on Agriculture, Education, Education Sub-Committee on Community Colleges, Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform, Finance, Insurance, Judiciary 3, Military and Veterans’ Affairs, and Transportation and is a former member of the Aging Commission and currently serves on the Program Evaluation Committee. David is Co-Owner of Quality Equipment, LLC., a farm equipment dealership employing 168 people, which has been recognized as a John Deere “Signature” Dealer for superior business performance.
Nelson is a former member of the North Carolina General Assembly. A resident of Reidsville, North Carolina, he represented the state’s sixty-fifth House district, which includes constituents in Rockingham County, for eight terms.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina (1962), Cole worked as a manager for Ford Motor Company until becoming an auto dealer in 1980. Cole has been active on transportation-related issues, sponsoring a bicycle safety law and being a member of several national transportation groups – the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Council and the National Conference of State Legislatures standing committee on transportation. As of the 2009-2010 session, he was the co-chairman of the legislature’s Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee.