david willis

David Willis

RALEIGH — Rep.-elect David Willis (R-Union) was elected by his Republican colleagues last week to serve as their Freshman Leader in the 2021-2022 legislative session. He will be responsible for helping lead the 13 incoming state House members in the Republican majority caucus.

“I am excited about this opportunity to serve in leadership and help my fellow freshman colleagues be successful,” said Rep.-elect Willis, who was elected to represent House District 68, which includes western Union County. “My goal is to be a strong and effective voice in Raleigh for the hard working families in my district and across the state. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sure we have a successful legislative session.”

Speaker of the House Tim Moore praised Rep.-elect Willis’ selection, saying in a statement: “We have an outstanding freshman class joining the House Republican caucus this year, including six new representatives who challenged incumbents and won in Democratic-held districts. Rep.-Elect David Willis earned the support of his colleagues by running a strong race in his district, and I know he will lead this group with the energy and integrity befitting their hard work to grow our strong majority in the General Assembly.”

“Congratulations to Rep.-elect David Willis on earning the support and trust of his colleagues to serve as their Freshman Leader,” said House Majority Leader John Bell. “Rep.-elect Willis is a natural leader and we are excited to have him be a part of the leadership team. The freshman class is a very dynamic group and I know Rep.-elect Willis will do a great job in helping lead them through the upcoming legislative session.”

Rep.-elect Willis lives in Marvin with his wife Shannon and three children. He is the owner and operator of a local preschool and has been a resident of western Union County for nearly 20 years.