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Tarboro representative Republican Joe Mavretic has been elected the Speaker of the House for NC. His election prove that democracy is at work in Raleigh. His personal views are not always popular, but things are getting at the capital. Fewer backroom deals are being made and Mavretic has given others a voice they didn’t have under former Speaker Liston Ramsey. Although the General Assembly has become more conservative, the process is open so that all can participate and grow politically, not just those belonging to the “good ol’ boys” network.
Democratic Speaker of the House Joe Mavretic’s committee appointments are being criticized. Mavretic campaigned on promises to make the appointment process fairer, but critics say he not fulfilling those promises. Mavretic has been accused of rewarding his supporters and punishing his critics and Mavretic has admitted to rewarding “friends.” Mavretic has also experienced some controversy over comments he made to another representative about the Holocaust. Mavretic believes he is the victim of racist politics by his opponents.