Robert A. Rucho

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Bob Rucho
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Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 39th district
In office
June 9, 2008 – January 1, 2017
Preceded byRobert Pittenger
Succeeded byDan Bishop
In office
January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2005
Preceded byJames Forrester
Succeeded byRobert Pittenger
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 35th district
In office
January 1, 1997 – January 1, 2003
Preceded byJerry Blackmon
Succeeded byFern Shubert
Personal details
Born
Robert Anthony Rucho

(1948-12-08) December 8, 1948 (age 70)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceRaleigh, North Carolina
Alma materNortheastern University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Occupationdentist

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 served his seventh (non-consecutive) term in the State of North Carolina Senate. Many of his terms were uncontested and he successfully captured the office.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nccommerce.com/Portals/0/BoardsAndCommissions/EDB/Members/Bio_Bob%20Rucho.pdf
  2. ^ AP: Rucho resigns co-chair spot in spat with Berger
  3. ^ News & Observer Under the Dome: Rucho back in front
  4. ^ RUGG, DIANA. "Senator Bob Rucho compares Obamacare to Nazis". NBC Charlotte. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.