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Rockingham Co. Lawmaker Switches From 'Unaffiliated' To GOP
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The only North Carolina General Assembly
member who wasn't a registered Democrat or Republican is now
officially part of the GOP.

Election records show state Rep. Bert Jones of Rockingham County
has changed his voter registration from "unaffiliated" to
Republican.

Jones didn't return a phone call at his home Wednesday. The
first-term House member had met with the House Republican Caucus
during this year's session. The dentist once served as a county
Republican Party chairman.

The change means registered Republicans hold 68 of the 120 seats
in the House.

Jones defeated Democratic Rep. Nelson Cole in last November's
election.

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