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NC Rep. Bryan Holloway resigns to become education lobbyist

State Rep. Bryan Holloway resigned his House seat Friday to take a lobbyist position with the N.C. School Boards Association.

Holloway, a former social studies teacher who was first elected in 2004, represents Stokes County and parts of Rockingham County. He was one of the House’s top education budget writers and chaired the university education committee this session.

He was also one of the House’s top four budget writers under Speaker Thom Tillis and ran unsuccessfully for speaker after Tillis joined the U.S. Senate.

“Education was clearly my passion while serving, and I am pleased to announce I will be joining the North Carolina School Boards Association as the associate director of governmental relations,” he wrote in a letter to constituents Friday. “Thank you citizens of the 91st District for allowing me to serve you for more than a decade, and may God bless you.”

Holloway will join two other lobbyists at the School Boards Association. “He has been an effective voice for public education as a member of the General Assembly, and we know that voice will only get stronger as he represents the collective will of all of our school districts in North Carolina,” said the group’s director, Ed Dunlap.

Republican Party leaders in Holloway’s district will soon nominate a replacement to finish his term. Gov. Pat McCrory is obliged to formally appoint the nominee.