Republican For North Carolina





Craig Horn Committee
Post Office Box 80665
Raleigh, NC  27623

Craig Horn for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Rep. Craig Horn, a former Russian linguist with USAF Security Service, is a retired food broker and businessman.  Elected in 2010, Craig is now serving his fifth term in the NC General Assembly representing District 68, Western Union County.  Craig is co-chairman of both the House Committee on Education Appropriations and the House Education K-12 Policy Committee. Craig is also the House Chair of the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee.  Additionally, Craig serves on the NC Child Fatality Task Force.  He is the NC Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States and an Early Learning Fellow at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Rep. Horn has been dubbed the "Education Legislator" by EdNC, the popular blog that covers education policy across North Carolina and in 2018 was named by LongLeaf Politics as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in North Carolina Politics. 

Horn led the effort in the General Assembly to move public education into the digital age.  In 2015, he was recognized by the NC Technology Association as the Public Leader of the Year.  In 2017 EdScoop selected Craig Horn as one of 25 Ed Tech Heroes in the USA for his work in promoting a digital education environment to deliver quality education to every student, the only elected official in the USA to make the list.

In addition to his work in education, Rep. Horn authored Kilah’s Law on child abuse that became a national law when passed by the US Congress and signed into law in 2016.  He has done extensive work on drug abuse issues including crafting and gaining passage of various pieces of legislation dealing with artificial cannabinoids, methamphetamine and opioid abuse.

Craig is president of the Churchill Society of North Carolina and co-chairman of the Board of Advisors of the International Churchill Society and the Churchill Centre.  Craig has spoken at the National Conference of State Legislatures International Summit and is a frequent presenter at NCSL Emerging Leaders Conferences about Sir Winston S. Churchill and his leadership.

In 2015, Rep. Horn was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters by Wingate University for his work in education.

Craig and his wife Lorraine live in Weddington, North Carolina.  They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.