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State Sen. Michael Lazzara is a Republican who represents Jones and Onslow counties in the North Carolina Senate. He has a special interest in military and veteran issues, with a goal of making North Carolina a more military-friendly state. Sen. Lazzara serves on multiple committees, including Judiciary and Education/Higher Education.