Rep. Stone chosen to co-chair House Government Committee

Dec. 22, 2012 @ 04:58 AM

House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, announced this week that Rep. Mike Stone, R-Lee, will serve as co-chairman of the House Government Committee when the General Assembly convenes in January of 2013.

Stone will be leading the committee as he begins his second term in the House.

“I am honored to be trusted with this responsibility from my colleagues in the House,” Stone said in a news release. “I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the operations of our state government are efficient and effective.”

The committee is responsible for ensuring that various functions of state government are carried out in the most cost-effective manner while delivering the best services possible to taxpayers, according to the statement.

"The appointment ensures that Stone will play an important role in the House in carrying out what has become a top legislative priority since Republicans won a majority in 2010: efficiency in state government," the statement explains.

Tillis said in the release, “Mike Stone has proven to be uniquely talented at determining areas for improvement in state government. I am eager to watch him put those skills to work in leading a committee that will play a critical role in our efforts to continue to make North Carolina government more efficient.”

Stone is a business owner whose district covers Lee County and part of Harnett County. He was first elected in 2010. He will be sworn-in for his second term when the House convenes on Jan. 9, 2013. Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan, will also co-chair the House Government Committee.