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Sen. Thom Tillis represents North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. He was re-elected in 2020 to a second term. Prior to his service in the Senate, Tillis served in the North Carolina General Assembly, where was Speaker of the House. He serves on four committees: Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Committee on the Judiciary.

Sen. Tillis lives in Huntersville, North Carolina.