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Edwards appointed to congressional redistricting committee

If the Legislature figures out how to proceed with a new map for the 2020 congressional elections, state Sen. Chuck Edwards will be on board the committee drawing new lines.

Edwards' appointment to the redistricting committee was the second high-profile assignment he received Monday. Berger also apppointed him to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, a 42-member committee with broad authority to evaluate programs, policies, practices and procedures of the various departments, agencies, and institutions of state government for their effectiveness and usefulness. 

“Organizational spending, operations, and efficiencies are precisely in my wheelhouse," Edwards said in a news release. "This committee assignment is one of those that best allows me to use my knowledge and experience as a businessman to help make a difference for North Carolina. I appreciate that the Senate’s leadership recognizes that I can make a positive contribution and help oversee the operations of our state government.”