Welcome to my constituent services website for North Carolina’s House District 118. I hope you’ll find these pages helpful in better understanding the work we’ll undertake during the 2015-2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
There are hundreds of informative articles on a wide-range of topics (listed in an index down the right hand side) and a host of helpful resources and other links throughout the site. Please use it to regularly learn more about our business in the state legislature and to keep me informed of the things that are important to you. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.
I’m very honored for the opportunity to serve the people of Haywood, Madison and Yancey Counties. If I or my staff can be of any assistance for any reason, please never hesitate to contact me directly by email or at the address and telephone number below. Thank you.
418A Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
About Michele Presnell
Serving her second term in the North Carolina General Assembly, Representative Michele Presnell has a long and accomplished history of public service. A Yancey County Commissioner and past president of the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce, Representative Presnell has also served as President and a former board member of the Mayland Community College Foundation (for Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey Counties). Representative Presnell is also on the Council for Aging’s Senior Citizens Board, which is working diligently to secure funds for a new Senior Center in Yancey County.
A National Rifle Association member with her concealed carry permit, Representative Presnell is also a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Her husband, Keith Presnell, is a former North Carolina State Senator and former Chairman of the Yancey County Board of Commissioners. For the past 26 years, Representative Presnell has owned and managed her own business, Serendipity Custom Frames, in Burnsville.
In the General Assembly, Representative Presnell served on seven committees in her freshman term: Agriculture; Appropriations; Commerce and Job Development; Education; Government; Regulatory Reform; and the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee.
In 2014, Representative Presnell was instrumental in saving over 1,000 local manufacturing jobs for the people of her district. And despite millions of dollars being spent against her by outside liberal interest groups, Representative Presnell was re-elected to the House with an impressive victory in 2014.
This year, Representative Presnell was chosen by Speaker Moore to chair the Commerce and Job Development Committee and to also serve as a Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. She will also serve on the Agriculture Committee, the Transportation Committee, and the Committee on Wildlife Resources.
The Presnells have three children, five grandchildren, and have lived in the same house in Burnsville now for over 33 years.
This website is provided as a constituent service to the people of Haywood, Madison and Yancey Counties from Representative Michele Presnell. It is not produced or maintained at taxpayer expense and is funded entirely through private donations. Please consider supporting Representative Presnell’s efforts to communicate with her constituents.