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Philip E. "Phil" BergerREPRepublican State Senator, District 30
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Philip Edward Berger (born August 8, 1952) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's thirtieth Senate district, which includes Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, and Surry counties.An attorney born in New York, Berger was first elected to the North Carolina Senate in 2000. He became minority (Republican) leader in 2004, and in 2010, he was selected by his fellow Republicans as their choice for the next Senate President Pro Tem. Berger was officially elected president pro tem when the legislature opened on January 26, 2011.Berger supported voter ID legislation that a federal appeals court found to have targeted "African-Americans with almost surgical precision." Berger has contested the decision as politically motivated.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Wake Forest University School of Law
1980 - 1982
Averett University
BS Sociology
1978 - 1980
Danville Community College
Graduated Business Administration
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
North Carolina State Senate
2019 - Current
North Carolina State Senate
2000 - 2019
President Pro Tempore
North Carolina State Senate
2011 - Current
Former Deputy Minority Leader
North Carolina State Senate
Former Republican Leader
North Carolina State Senate
The Berger Law Firm, Professional Corporation
2001 - Current
Attorney at Law
Walker, Melvin & Berger Limited Liability Partnership
1984 - 2001