RALEIGH — As a hunter, it seems fitting that Rep. Ben Moss has been appointed to chair the Wildlife Resources Committee in the N.C. House of Representatives.
Moss, R-Richmond, announced that and other committee appointments in a press release late Tuesday.
Committee appointments are made by House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland.
“It’s an honor to have been appointed by the Speaker to serve as the chairman of the Wildlife Resources Committee,” said Moss, “I’m eager to put my experience and passion for wildlife to use in this new role by encouraging sensible policy in wildlife research, management, and conservation.”
Moss was also appointed to serve as vice chairman of the Transportation Committee and as a member of the following committees: Appropriations; Appropriations on Transportation; Commerce; Local Government; and Local Government-Land Use, Planning and Development.
This is Moss’ second year as vice chairman of the Transportation Committee and also previously served on the Local Government, Commerce and Appropriations on Transportation committees.
“I’m thrilled to serve the community in a multitude of areas as a vice-chair of Transportation and a member of Local Government and Commerce,” Moss said. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow legislators as we continue to make North Carolina the best state to live, work, and raise a family.”
Moss is beginning his second term in the state House, and represents Richmond and Moore counties.
Earlier this week, he announced his legislative agenda for the upcoming session.
Moss was elected last summer as the vice chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and served as new member whip in his first term.
Prior to being elected to the position, he served for a decade on the Richmond County Board of Commissioners.
Moss isn’t the only Richmond County politico associated with wildlife, as Rockingham City Manager Monty Crump is currently serving as chairman of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. He was elected in 2021 after serving two years as vice chairman.