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Jeff Tarte

North Carolina General Assembly
Senator - District 41

Jeff Tarte is a State Senator representing Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and parts of Charlotte.

He is the former three term Mayor of Cornelius. As a side note, it was Jeff’s idea to seek a new design of the interstate exchange in January 2008 and under his leadership that brought to life the redesign and we now see the beginning of the construction of Exit 28, the Diverging Diamond Interchange.

Senator Tarte’s Senate Committee assignments include the following: Heath care where he serves as Vice Chair, Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology, Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources, Commerce, Education, Higher Education, Finance, and last State and Local Government.

His out of session responsibilities include his participation as a member of the Joint Study Committee on the Affordable Care Act, as well as his assignment to the following Joint Legislative Oversight Committees including: Health and Human Services, Health Care Provider Practice Sustainability, Information Technology, Program Evaluation, and Workforce Development. The Senator is the Co-Chair with Representative Avila of the Joint Subcommittee to investigate and review CSC and the NCTracks IT project, which is the state’s new Medicaid computer system.

Senator Tarte serves on the State’s eLearning Commission chaired by the Lt. Governor, the State Board for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the State Advisory Board for Cancer Coordination and the UNC System Strategic Direction Advisory Committee. He is the only elected official to go tour and meet with the Chancellors of all 17 UNC System schools. Jeff was most recently appointed to the State Board for the NC Health Information Exchange.

In Senator Tarte’s first year he was the primary sponsor and architect of the Property Tax Revaluation bill and Kyla’s Law, protecting children from child abuse. He also was the primary author of final version of the Health Care Transparency bill ensuring better insight for consumers of the cost of their health care services.