FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2014
Rep. Craig Horn Rated Among Most Effective General Assembly Members
Raleigh, NC – Representative D. Craig Horn of NC House District 68 jumped 46 places in the latest survey by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research of the most effective state legislators. Among the state’s 120 Members of the NC House of Representatives, Horn is ranked 20th for the 2013 Session, up from 46th in the 2011 Session. Horn was singled out in news reports for his dramatic rise in legislator effectiveness rankings.
Among the bills authored by Horn in the 2013 Session was Kilah’s Law, H B75, which drew national attention and has now been moved onto the national stage. US Congressman Robert Pittinger (R-9th Dist) has introduced Kilah’s Law in the United States Congress where it has already passed the House and is awaiting action by the Senate. Kilah’s Law resulted from the events surrounding then 3 year-old Kilah Davenport of Monroe when she was brutally beaten by her step-father and eventually died from her injuries. Kilah’s Law significantly increases the penalties for felony child abuse and implements a separate accounting for child abuse in court records.
Among other bills for which Rep. Horn is recognized are several bills dealing with the digital environment in education as well a bill to increased penalties for Meth abusers and a bill to fundamentally change how NC deals with Prescription Drug Abuse.
Representative Horn is in his second term in the Legislature and is unopposed for re-election in 2014. Horn is Co-Chairman of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Education, Vice Chair of the House Education Committee and Co-Chair of the House interim committee on Education innovations. In addition, Horn serves on the House Committee for Agriculture, Committee for Homeland Security and Military & Veterans Affairs and the House Regulatory Reform Committee as well as interim committees on Common Core and Teacher Effectiveness and Compensation. Horn is also a NC Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States.
Rep. Horn lives in Weddington, NC, with his wife,Lorraine, has four grown children and seven grandchildren.