Peter S. Brunstetter

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Peter Samuel Brunstetter
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Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 31st district
In office
Preceded by Ham Horton
Succeeded by Joyce Krawiec[1]
Personal details
Born (1956-02-28) February 28, 1956 (age 62)
San Francisco, California
Political party Republican
Residence Lewisville, North Carolina
Alma mater Tulane University, University of Virginia
Profession Attorney

Peter Samuel Brunstetter (born February 28, 1956 in San Francisco, California)[2] is a former Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly who represented the state’s 31st Senate district, including constituents in Forsyth County, North Carolina.[3] He resigned from the legislature, effective Dec. 15, 2013, to become executive vice president and chief legal officer for Winston-Salem-based Novant Health.[4]

Brunstetter for many years practiced law at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and resides in Lewisville with his wife Jodie.[5] He is a former partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice group at Womble Carlyle.[6]

Brunstetter served as chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections from 1990 to 1991, and was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in September 1991. He served on the Board until 2004, after being elected to the position in 1992, 1996, and 2000. Brunstetter served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners from 1994 until 2004, when he chose not to run for re-election.[2]

In 2006, Brunstetter was appointed to fill a vacancy in the NC Senate resulting from the death of Senator Ham Horton.[2] Brunstetter served the Senate as co-Chairman of the Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary I Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate, and as a member of the Finance, Commerce, and Redistricting Committees.[3]

Brunstetter is the former Chairman of Novant Health, Inc. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law. He served on the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of North Carolina Bar Association. Brunstetter was the 2013 recipient of the Dr. I. Beverly Lake Public Service Award from the North Carolina Bar Association.

From 1977 until 1981, Brunstetter served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Briscoe, leaving with the rank of lieutenant. Brunstetter served in the Navy Reserves from 1981 until 1990, leaving with the rank of lieutenant commander.[2]

Brunstetter received his B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University in 1977, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1984[5] (Order of the Coif).


  1. ^ Winston-Salem Journal
  2. ^ a b c d Beckwith, Ryan. "Pete Brunstetter". Under the Dome. News & Observer. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Senator Peter S. Brunstetter". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  4. ^ Associated Press/
  5. ^ a b "Senator Peter 'Pete' Samuel Brunstetter". Project Vote Smart.
  6. ^ "Peter S. Brunstetter". Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice. Retrieved 9 December 2011.