North Carolina House Representative

In November of 2012, I had the privilege of being elected to serve in the NC House of Representatives. I decided to run for public office because I felt as if North Carolina needed a new direction. We needed to bring a more responsible approach to the operations of state government, and I wanted to help make a difference.

Since taking office in January of 2013, I have worked to support legislation that will make government more efficient and allow the private sector to grow. As a fiscal conservative, I believe that it is the private sector, not the government, that creates opportunity for our citizens. That is why I have made it a goal to take a responsible, pro-business approach to solving problems facing our State.

North Carolina is still in the process of recovering from the Great Recession, but I believe our economy is on the mend. By reforming our tax code and working to make government more efficient, I believe we are creating a better economic environment within our State. This will help to encourage more economic activity, which will result in more job opportunities for our citizens.

Since taking office I have worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help promote sensible legislation. Working to improve public education is something that I have taken very seriously. It is important that we promote sound educational opportunities for our children, and that is something that I will continue working to achieve.

As a member of the NC House, my goal is to work hard to make the right decisions as to what is best for our citizens. Listening to the concerns of my constituents is a top priority. Although I am a Republican, I place the best interest of my constituents above partisan politics.

It truly is an honor and a privilege to serve as a Representative in the NC House. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question or concerns that you would like to share. Thank you for visiting my web site, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,

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Rep. Jon Hardister
NC House Majority Whip

District 59

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P.O. Box 4113
Greensboro, NC 27404
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It was great to visit Greensboro's Glenn McNairy Branch Library. In this photo is Tommy Joseph, technology manager; Mary Espinola, trustee; and Sandra Cramer, trustee. The staff and volunteers are doing an outstanding job operating the library. It is an excellent resource for people of all ages in our community. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is a photo that I took with Carin Savel after the passage of HB 161 - Divestment From Companies That Boycott Israel. She is the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary.

HB 161 will prevent North Carolina tax dollars from being invested in companies that actively boycott Israel.

For many years, Israel has been a strong ally and trading partner with the United States. We should not allow tax dollars to be invested in companies that wish to do harm to Israel. We should stand with Israel because they stand with us

The bill passed 88–21 and is on its way to the Senate.

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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Jon Hardister Files Bill to Enhance Customer Services and Support North Carolina Distilleries

March 23, 2017

Raleigh, NC – Earlier today Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) filed HB 460 – Economic & Job Growth for NC Distilleries – which will reduce regulations on small businesses, provide consumers with more choices, and promote tourism in North Carolina.

This bill would authorize city councils or county governing boards to decide whether or not to allow alcohol sales beginning at 10:00 AM on Sundays, instead of the current 12:00 PM starting time. It also would allow distilleries to sell up to five bottles of spirituous liquor per customer per year (current law allows only one bottle to be sold). In addition, it would allow ABC stores to offer limited tastings of spirits (similar to how craft breweries and wineries can offer tastings).

Here is a statement from the NC Restaurant & Lodging Association: "The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association thanks Representatives John Bradford, Jon Hardister, Ted Davis and Duane Hall for sponsoring HB 460. This “brunch bill” will allow our North Carolina restaurants and hotels to meet their guests’ needs. With 55 million visitors to our state every year, this bill will be good for tourism and hospitality. The local “opt in” provision is a new approach. We believe a number of counties will want this new option for their citizens and guests." - NCRLA President & CEO Lynn Minges

“This bill will provide North Carolina distilleries, which are mostly small businesses, with more freedom to operate,” Hardister said, “It also provides local governments with the ability to choose whether or not to allow alcohol sales beginning at 10:00 AM on Sundays. This will provide more freedom of choice, enhance customer service, and make our state more attractive to tourism.”

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NC House Majority Whip
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