Small town lawyer. Former Boy Scout advisor. Metal recycling company owner.
Timothy Keith Moore was born on October 2, 1970 and grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1988. Moore attended Campbell University but transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated in 1992 with a degree in political science. At Chapel Hill, he served as the speaker of the Student Congress. He then received his law degree from Oklahoma City University. He returned to Kings Mountain to practice law with the firm of Flowers, Martin, Moore & Ditz from 1995 – 2009. In 2009, he opened his own law firm, Tim Moore, Attorney at Law, P.A., where he currently practices law. Moore was appointed to the UNC Board of Governors in 1997. He was first elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2002 by defeating Democratic Representative Andy Dedmon, then House Majority Whip. After the 2014 elections, Moore was selected by his fellow Republicans for the first time to be Speaker of the House for the 2015-16 session. After the 2016 elections, fellow Republicans once against selected him to be Speaker for the 2017-18 session. Moore currently lives in Kings Mountain and has two sons, McRae and Wilson. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain. In addition, Moore has served on the Cleveland County Partnership for Children Board and is a former advisor for the Boy Scouts of America. Along with practicing law, Moore also owns a metal recycling company.
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