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 2019-2021 Legislative Priorities.
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.
About our Government Relations Consultants
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.