After retiring from Duke Energy and then suffering the effects of a struggling economy on his own small business, Representative Mike Hager decided to use his education and experience in business to first run for the General Assembly in 2010.
In his first term serving the citizens of District 112, which encompasses a small portion of Burke County and all of Rutherford County, Representative Hager was elected as Majority Freshman Leader and last session he was elected by his colleagues to serve as Majority Whip. For the 2015-2016 Biennium, Representative Hager was honored to be elected among his colleagues to serve as House Majority Leader, one of the top leadership positions in the entire General Assembly.
Representative Hager served on 11 committees in the House during his second term in the legislature: Public Utilities & Energy (Chairman), Joint Legislative Committee Energy Policy and Environmental Review Committee (Chairman); Environment (Vice Chairman); Appropriations, Banking, Commerce & Job Development, Finance, and Regulatory Reform. Representative Hager also served as an Advisory Member of Revenue Laws Study Committee.
This year, Representative Hager will serve the House Caucus as Majority Leader and has been appointed by Speaker Moore to serve as Vice-Chairman of both the Public Utilities Committee and the Finance Committee. He will also serve on the Committee on Commerce and Job Development, the Environment Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Regulatory Reform Committee.
In 2014, a group representing contractors and construction-related firms in North and South Carolina awarded Representative Hager with its prestigious Pinnacle Award. His strong conservative principles and effectiveness in the General Assembly led to a decisive re-election victory in 2014, garnering Representative Hager nearly 60% of the vote.
Representative Hager is the proud father of two grown children, Breanna and Nate. He lives in the Greenhill Community.
Be sure to check out Majority Leader Mike Hager’s interview with UNC-TV’s Kelly McCullen where he discusses the legislative agenda for the 2015 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
If you would like to learn more about the committees and bills being sponsored by Rep. Hager, as well as his voting record, please visit the NCGA Website.