The Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance, a nationwide nonpartisan organization of animal owners and sportsmen, named Senator Andrew Brock Legislator of the Year 2013. Brock, a Republican representing Senate District 34 which includes parts of Davie, Iredell, and Rowan Counties serves as co-chair of the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources and Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources Committees; and Member of Appropriations and Base Budget, Ways and Means, and Senate Rules Committees.
Susan Wolf, President of SAOVA, noted that Senator Brock has deep respect for the agriculture, agribusiness, and hunting interests that drive our state’s economy. All animal related sectors are faced with complex challenges today and demands for increased regulation. Brock understands that any regulatory changes, whether for livestock, pets, or hunting must always be based on sound science, not emotion or rhetoric.
Wolf continued, Senator Brock has clearly demonstrated his willingness to work alongside animal owners, sportsmen, and livestock producers to safeguard our traditions and heritage.
Senator Brock thanked SAOVA for honoring him as Legislator of the Year. Brock added, "I am honored to receive this award from the premier animal advocacy organization in the country. I look forward to working with SAOVA in the future to continue to uphold the values we share."