John W. Rhodes
John W. Rhodes is a former Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly. A successful real estate broker from Huntersville, North Carolina, Rhodes represented North Carolina's Ninety-Eighth House district (northern Mecklenburg County) for two terms (2003–2007). He was defeated in the 2006 Republican primary by Thom Tillis, losing by an almost 2-to-1 margin. 
Rhodes was the first member of the NC House to call for the resignation of Speaker of the House Jim Black after Black was accused of ethics violations and malfeasance. Though Rhodes's impact in the case is open to debate, Black later resigned from the House after winning reelection in 2006 and was convicted on state and federal charges in 2007.
A grassroots effort called John Rhodes Day will be celebrated March 22 of each year.
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