John R. Bell IV

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John Bell
Majority Leader of the North Carolina House of Representatives
Assumed office
August 30, 2016
Preceded byMike Hager
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 10th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded byStephen A. LaRoque
Personal details
Born (1979-05-18) May 18, 1979 (age 40)
Mount Olive, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Wilmington (BA)

John Richard Bell IV (born May 18, 1979) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly. He represents the 10th district which includes Greene, Johnston and Wayne Counties.[1]

Representative Bell was honored with the "2014 Rising Star" award by the North Carolina House Legislative Partners. In 2015 he was elected by his colleagues to serve as House Majority Whip. He was then elected as the House Majority Leader in 2016. Bell was re-elected to serve as the House Majority Leader for the 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 Sessions. Bell currently serves on several legislative committees which include Agriculture, Appropriations, Energy and Public Utilities, Finance, Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs, Regulatory Reform, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Legislative Research Commission. He also serves on the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on the North Carolina State Lottery. He chairs the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief. He continues to be active in the Tuscarora Council for the Boy Scouts of America, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee and Rotary International.

Bell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He and his wife Kelli have one child, Averi.


North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike Hager
Majority Leader of the North Carolina House of Representatives