Which legislators have tobacco companies in their districts?
With the General Assembly again considering enacting a smoking ban in restaurants and workplaces, Dome decided to see who represents the tobacco firms.
Alternative Brands, Mocksville:
Rep. Julia Howard, Sen. Andrew Brock
Commonwealth Brands, Reidsville:
Rep. Nelson Cole, Sen. Phil Berger
Rep. Maggie Jeffus, Sen. Don Vaughan
Philip Morris, Concord:
Rep. Jeff Barnhart, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell
Reynolds American, Winston-Salem:
Rep. Larry Womble, Sen. Linda Garrou
Reynolds American, Tobaccoville:
Rep. Dale Folwell, Sen. Pete Brunstetter
In the 2007 session, Reps. Howard, Jeffus, Barnhart and Womble voted for a smoking ban in public places, while Reps. Cole and Folwell voted against it.