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Clean Tech Luncheon Seminar with Rep. John Szoka
October 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
“Renewable Energy Policy in North Carolina”
House of Representatives
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch is provided. Please RSVP.
Representative John Szoka will discuss renewable energy policy in North Carolina and the stakeholder model he championed that led to HB589.
Szoka graduated from Maple Heights High School in Ohio in 1972. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army. While in the Army, he earned his Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. Szoka served over 20 years as an Infantry Officer, Ranger and Airborne qualified, in a variety of command and staff positions, retiring from active duty in 1996 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Since his retirement from the Army he has owned several successful small businesses. He currently is employed in the mortgage lending business. He recently started a new manufacturing business and holds US Patents for two of the products they produce.
First elected in 2012, Representative Szoka is serving his third term in the House. In House leadership, he is Senior Chairman of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee; Chairman of the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy; Chairman of the Finance Committee; Vice-Chair of the Elections and Ethics Law; Vice Chairman of Rules, Calendar & Operations of the House, and Vice-Chairman of the House Select Committee on Redistricting.
Representative Szoka and his wife, Laurie, also a retired Army officer and a Nurse Practioner, reside in Fayetteville, North Carolina and have two grown children, Hunter and Morgan.