Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis, former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was elected to the U.S. Senate after defeating democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the November 2014 midterm elections. Tillis had a career as a successful businessman and led North Carolina in a tax reform effort.

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Hagan, Tillis spar on education

With less than five weeks until one of the closest U.S. Senate elections comes to a close, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Speaker Thom Tillis have traded more than a few blows on education policy.