Rep. Ray Rapp redefined public service
For Haywood County residents who had issues reaching to Raleigh, Rep. Ray Rapp has consistently been a go-to guy.
In the past decade, Rapp has served the 118th House District, which has traditionally included most of Haywood County. During his initial campaign, Rapp was a frequent visitor to Haywood where he spent time introducing himself to many in the county, not to tell them what he wanted to do if elected, but to ask what was going on and listen carefully to the answers.
After he was first elected, Rapp helped spearhead a “listening tour” for freshman legislators of both parties. He reasoned that the newcomers needed to know about all areas of the state, and as much as he wanted to learn about the Piedmont and Coastal areas of North Carolina, he wanted his colleagues to know about ...