Marilyn Avila
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Marilyn Avila

Republican

American politician

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Marilyn Avila

American politician
Summary
Experience
72
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Marilyn Avila (born January 3, 1949) is a former Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. She first won office in the 2006 election, and she represented the state's 40th house district from 2007 until 2017. She was defeated by Democrat Joe John in the 2016 election. In 2018, she attempted to make a comeback for her old seat, but she lost again to John. She chaired the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Science and Technology, Unemployment Fraud Task Force. Rep. Avila also sat on the Appropriations Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Commerce and Job Development Committee, Education Committee, Ethics Committee, House Select Committee on Certificate of Need Process and Related Hospital Issues, House Select Committee on Education Reform, House Select Committee on State-Owned Assets, State Personnel Committee, and Transportation Committee.Her professional career includes working as a chemist for HanesBrands, Inc., for the public policy think tank John Locke Foundation and hairstyling salon owner.

Experience

Education

  (1 of 1)  
Georgia Southern College
BS Chemistry
1967 - 1971

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Deputy Majority Leader
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2015 - 2017
Representative
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2006 - 2017
Policy Advisor
Health and Human Services, North Carolina Speaker of the House Pro Tem
2017 - Current
Administrative Assistant, Event Coordinator, Finance Manager
John Locke Foundation
1991 - 2006
Owner
Command Performance/Focus One Hairstyling Salons
1979 - 1990
Chemist
Hanes Hosiery
1975 - 1979
Employee
King Finishing Company

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 22)  
Member, Ex Officio
Wake Republican Party
2006 - 2007
Chair
Wake County Republican Party
2003
Second Vice Chair
Wake County Republican Party
2001 - 2002
Director of Organization
Wake County Republican Party
1997 - 2000
Member
Providence Baptist Church
1994 - Current
President
Wake County Republican Women’s Club
1992 - 1994
Member
Board of Directors, Black Horse Run Homeowners Association
1991 - 1993
Volunteer
Jeffrey’s Grove Elementary School
1991 - 1992
Treasurer
Wake County Republican Women’s Club
1991
Finance Chair
Wake County Project Graduation
1988
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Science and Technology, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Education, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
State Personnel Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Vice-Chair
Education Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Joint Caucus Leader
North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Appropriations, Information Technology, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Children, Youth, and Families Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce and Job Development Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Appropriations Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Appropriations, Health and Human Services, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Health Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives