Robert A. Rucho

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Bob Rucho
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 39th district
In office
1997–2004, 2008–present
Personal details
Born (1948-12-08) December 8, 1948 (age 69)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Residence Raleigh, North Carolina
Alma mater Northeastern University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Occupation dentist

Robert Anthony Rucho (born December 8, 1948) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's thirty-ninth Senate district, including constituents in Mecklenburg County.[1] A dentist from Matthews, North Carolina, Rucho is currently (2013-2014 session) serving in his seventh (non-consecutive) term in the state Senate. Many of his terms he ran uncontested.

Rucho served as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee until his abrupt resignation in June 2013 in a dispute with Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger over tax reform policy.[2] Berger never accepted the resignation and the next month, Rucho resumed his chairmanship.[3]

Views on the Affordable Care Act[edit]

Rucho gained much criticism, including from within his own party, after he had tweeted "Justice Robert's pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then [sic] the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined" at 7:41 on Sunday, December 15, 2013 [4]