Four state legislators named to GOPAC’s 2021 emerging leaders class

State Rep. Destin Hall (R-Caldwell)

RALEIGH — National Republican organization GOPAC, which helps elect state-level leaders, named its 2021 class of emerging leaders.

Four legislators from North Carolina made the list this year. Nominated by the legislative leadership in their state, the chosen legislators “have demonstrated promise in positively impacting their state and rising within the Republican ranks,” according to GOPAC.

“As Americans are seeking solutions to the issues our communities face, our 2021 class of Emerging Leaders has an excellent opportunity to advance ideas to make the lives of their constituents easier, safer, and better,” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “We welcome being part of their development and doing our part to support their success.”

The legislators are state Rep. Destin Hall (Caldwell) and state Sens. Deanna Ballard (Watauga), Dave Craven (Randolph), and Todd Johnson (Union).

The program includes a year-long initiative to help legislators meet counterparts from other states and provide leadership training.

“I’m honored to be part of GOPAC’s 2021 class of Emerging Leaders,” Hall tweeted.

Former Delaware Gov. Pete Du Pont, who helped found GOPAC in 1979, died on Saturday, May 8, after a long illness.