Larry Hall (North Carolina politician)

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Larry Hall
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Larry D. Hall
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 29th district
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Paul Miller
Constituency Durham, NC
Personal details
Born (1955-09-18) September 18, 1955 (age 62)[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Durham, NC
Alma mater North Carolina Central University Johnson C. Smith University University of North Carolina School of Law
Profession Attorney
Website LarryDHall.com

Larry Dwight Hall is a longtime member of the North Carolina House of Representatives who was appointed in 2017 to the position of Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs by Governor Roy Cooper.[2]

A Democrat, he has served in the North Carolina House of Representatives as the member from North Carolina’s 29th House district, Durham, North Carolina, since 2006. Hall was first appointed to the position in 2006 by then-Governor Mike Easley. District 29 is the home of North Carolina Central University, Duke University, Durham Technical Community College, Lincoln Community Health Center, the historic Black Wall Street, the American Tobacco Historic District, and the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Hall is chair of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Foundation and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Biography[edit]

Larry D. Hall is currently serving as the Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs. Secretary Hall represented Durham County, North Carolina’s 29th District in the House of Representatives, since 2006 and he led House Democrats since 2012. Born and raised in his district and a student of public schools, Secretary Hall earned a B.S. with Honors in Political Science and Business from Johnson C. Smith University and a J.D. from the School of Law at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon undergrad graduation, he was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. A decorated officer, Secretary Hall served 16 years in the United States Marines and Marine Corps Reserves and served in the support of the Operations in the Middle East in Lebanon and Iran. Secretary Hall has been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the Marine Corps Reserve Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and a Meritorious Unit Citation from the United States Marine Corps. He served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, Weapons Company Executive Officer, Training Officer, Battalion Area Security Officer, Staff Judge Advocate, Communications Security Officer and Logistics Officer. Secretary Hall also served as Legal Officer and was formerly Commandant for the Marine Corps League Detachment, which assists Marines transitioning from active duty to civilian life in locating employment, housing and educational opportunities for their families.

Secretary Hall is an active member of the community. He has served as an Executive Committee Member and Economic Committee Chairman of the Durham Branch of the NAACP, as Secretary and Chairman of the Durham Business and Professional Chain, and served on the Durham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has also served as Executive Officer of the Young Marines Program, Board Chairman of the Durham Companions Mentor Program, and as an instructor and training officer teaching youth leadership, discipline, custom, courtesies, and traditions of the Marine Corps.

Secretary Hall’s service to North Carolina continues to be merited, receiving the NAACP’s President’s Award, Equality in Legislation Leadership Award, and Excellence from the Courtroom to the Capital Community Service Award. Secretary Hall has been featured multiple times in Governing magazine and has been honored as a Champion of NC Working Families, a 100% Environmental Champion, and a Defender of Justice for his commitment to safeguarding voting rights, expanding opportunities throughout the state for individuals and communities of low incomes, and protecting vulnerable families and members of the military from predatory lending.

As House Democratic Leader, Secretary Hall served on the state’s Economic Development Board, the state’s Innovation Council, The North Carolina Courts Commission—Chairperson, The Duke Medical Center Advisory Board, the Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee—Chairman, and has been inducted as a Toll Fellow by the National Conference of State Governments. He was elected to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) 2015 Board of Directors to devise and execute nationwide election strategy in state legislatures. Secretary Hall also is Chair of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. [3]

Secretary Hall has received many awards and recognitions, including the Outstanding Service Award from the Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials, the Keeper of the Flame Award from the Durham UNCF Steering Committee, the Green Tie Award and the Joe Award from the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, the Friend of Education Award from the North Carolina Association of Educators, the Legislative Leadership Award from Equality NC and the Political Achievement Award from the African American Caucus of the Wake County Democratic Party.

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