Senators Thom Goolsby of New Hanover and E.S. “Buck” Newton of Wilson have been named chairmen of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.
They replace Sen. Peter Brunstetter, who chaired the committee during the past session.
Senate leader Phil Phil Berger also re-appointed Senators Austin Allran of Catawba and Warren Daniel of the Senate Judiciary II Committee.
He also plans to appoint Senators Goolsby, Newton and Stan Bingham to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Justice and Public Safety.
Berger also announced that he was reappointing Senators Jerry Tillman of Randolph and Dan Soucek of Watauga as co-chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education/ Higher Education. They will also serve with Sen. Tom Apodaca as co-chairs of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education/Higher Education.