Representative Jason Saine represents the 97th North Carolina House District which encompasses Lincoln County.
Representative Saine is serving his first full term in the North Carolina House after being appointed in 2011 to fill out the remaining term of Rep. Johnathan Rhyne. Saine won reelection in a contested primary in 2012 and had no opposition in the General Election.
Saine was appointed by Speaker of the House Thom Tillis to serve as the first ever House Appropriations Chairman of Information Technology. In that role, he oversees roughly $1.6 billion in technology spending for the state of North Carolina.
Governor Pat McCrory has made efficiency in technology one of his top priorities and Saine has worked closely with the State Chief Information Officer to implement and achieve success in IT innovation.
Saine was recognized for his work in IT recently by winning the North Carolina Technology Association’s Public Leadership Award. He has also led on a number of important issues during the 2013 Legislative session, including: protecting student and employee social media privacy, changing State tax law to incent IT job creation, and encouraging IT innovation at colleges and universities and in State government.
Representative Saine also serves as the Commerce Committee Subcommittee Chairman on Energy & Emerging Markets. The committee’s concerns include clean energy initiatives, energy exploration, as well a multitude of other topics concerning new markets for the state.
He also serves as Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on IT Oversight, and is a member of the following committees: Education, Elections, Judiciary, Transportation and Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House.