Rep. John Szoka has served the people of Cumberland County for 8 years as their State Representative. He has fought to protect our freedoms and worked to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. Szoka has shown a dedication to service his entire life.
After he graduated from West Point, Rep. Szoka served in the Army for over 20 years. His service brought him to Fayetteville in 1994, where he has lived with his wife and fellow Army veteran, Laurie, ever since.
After retiring from the Army, Szoka answered the call to continue serving others as a State Representative since 2012. Just this year Rep. Szoka delivered needed support for families of veterans and active-duty members, including scholarship funding for Children of Wartime Veterans and House Bill 1053, making it easier for veterans to find work after transitioning from active duty and for spouses of active-duty members.
As a veteran, John Szoka understands the challenges active-duty families face and the sacrifices they make in service to our country. As a legislator, he’s fought to ease those burdens and support our active military and veterans living in North Carolina.
“As a veteran, I understand how hard it can be for military families to establish roots. When I came to Raleigh to represent Cumberland County, I made it a priority to fight for common-sense legislation that supports our armed forces, as well as their family and loved ones. It is an honor to represent our active duty service members, veterans, and their families at the Legislature and I will always be an advocate for their needs,” -Rep. John Szoka