49ers in Public Office

UNC Charlotte commends our alumni serving in public office. Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest (’93, ’94) became the first alum elected to statewide office in 2012. The influence of UNC Charlotte alumni takes a big step forward this session as 49ers are in important leadership positions and head important legislative committees. 



Join us in congratulating the following alumni currently serving in office.

Rep. Dean Arp

Rep. Dean Arp (’99 MS, civil engineering)
Anson, Union, Republican
Vice Chair, Appropriations; Chair, Appropriations, Capital; Chair, Public Utilities

Rep. Bill Brawley

Rep. Bill Brawley (’78 BS, accounting)
Mecklenburg, Republican
Senior Chair, Finance; Vice Chair, Appropriations

Rep. Cecil Brockman

Rep. Cecil Brockman (’06 BA, political science)
Guilford, Democrat

Rep. Tricia Cotham

Rep. Tricia Cotham (’01 BA, history)
Mecklenburg, Democrat
Vice Chair, Education – K-12; Vice Chair, Children, Youth, and Families

Rep. Mike Hager

Rep. Mike Hager (’87 BS, mechanical engineering)
Rutherford, Republican
House Majority Leader; Vice Chair, Finance; Vice Chair, Public Utilities

Rep. Kelly Hastings

Rep. Kelly Hastings (’09, teaching certificate)
Gaston, Republican
Chair, Finance; Vice Chair, Alcoholic Beverage Control; Vice Chair,
University Board of Governors Nominating

Rep. Jason Saine

Rep. Jason Saine (’95 BA, political science)
Lincoln, Republican
Senior Chair, Finance; Vice Chair, Appropriations; Chair, Appropriations, Information Technology

Sen. Bob Rucho

Sen. Bob Rucho (‘94 MBA)
Mecklenburg, Republican
Co-Chair, Finance; Chair, Redistricting

Sen. Joyce Waddell

Sen. Joyce Waddell (’73 MA, education)
Mecklenburg, Democrat

Congressman Richard Hudson

Congressman Richard Hudson (’96 BA, history)
District 8, Republican

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (’93, ’94 BA, architecture)


Know alumni serving in public office? Please contact Betty Doster via email or 704-687-5769.