Policy and Legislative Resources

PENC has an ongoing presence at the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, the State Retirement System, and the State Health Plan and lobbies actively for members' priorities. PENC is non-partisan and does not support political parties or political candidates. Instead, we work with all lawmakers and policymakers who are interested in improving public education in North Carolina and supporting educators as professionals.  

Take a look at our 2017-18 Legislative Priorities.

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Check out our Action Center to find your legislators and participate in any advocacy campaigns we currently have running!

2017-18 Legislative Summary

Our annual Legislative Summary has been submitted by our Government relations consultants Bryan Holloway & Robert Mitchell, PENC Lobbyists. It details the outcome of this year's short session in regards to education and summarizes several important bills that were passed by the legislature. 

Past Summaries:


North Carolina General Assembly Key Education Votes 


About our Government Relations Consultants

Bryan Holloway

Bryan grew up in a family rich with education and agricultural traditions, and his wife is currently a principal in the North Carolina Public Schools System. Bryan graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in History and Secondary Education.  After graduation, he taught history at the high school level for nearly five years before being elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives at age 27.  He served as Freshman Leader for his caucus his first session.  During his 11 year tenure in the NC House, Representative Holloway served as Education Policy Chair, Education Appropriations Chair, Education Oversight Chair, and he eventually became one of the NC House’s Full Appropriations Chairs. 

Bryan now has his own lobbying firm, The Holloway Group, and he is proud to continue to advocate for one of his passions, education.  He is excited to be working with PENC, and is hopeful for a positive long session that supports our educators and moves our state forward. 


Helpful Links:

NC General Assembly
NC House Member List
NC Senate Member List
NC Public Schools
North Carolina Voter Guide
http://www.ncleg.net/ - General Assembly Link
https://www.votervoice.net/PENC/Address - Identify your State and Federal Elected Officials 
http://www.ncgov.com/ - NC State Government Website, including links to all state agencies and Governor’s Office

North Carolina newspapers:
Asheville Citizen-Times
Charlotte Observer
Daily Reflector - Greenville
Durham Herald-Sun - Durham
Greensboro News and Record
Winston-Salem Journal
Fayetteville Observer
News and Observer - Raleigh
Wilmington Star-News
Gaston Gazette
Virginia Pilot - Northeast/Outer Banks