State Rep. Robert Reives II, a Sanford native who now represents Chatham County and part of Durham County in the North Carolina state House of Representatives, was elected unanimously by his peers as leader of the chamber’s Democratic caucus, The News & Observer reported Thursday:
“He’s someone that is so expressive on the floor and carries our message so well,” said Rep. Zack Hawkins, a Democrat from Durham. “I think he’s going to be excellent.”
Reives previously served asco-chair of the House Democrats’ Freshman Caucus and treasurer of the NC Legislative Black Caucus.
“I am honored to serve and look forward to working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues and Governor Cooper to move North Carolina forward,” Reives said in a press release Thursday.
Reives was appointed to represent District 54 – which at that time was comprised of Chatham and part of Lee County – in January of 2014 and elected to a full term later that year (the district was redrawn in 2017 to remove the Lee County precincts). He became deputy leader of the Democrats’ state house caucus in December of 2016.