Steve Tyson is a proud native of Craven County, and except for his time on active duty in the Army, he has lived there his entire life.
Steve currently serves as the N.C. Representative for District 3. He serves on the following Committees:
1. Commerce Committee-Vice Chair
2. Finance Committee-Vice Chair
3. Insurance Committee
4. Health Committee
5. Community College Committee
6. Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Oversight Committee
Steve is a proud veteran, the father of a veteran, and the son of a WWII POW. He understands the importance of our military , and the challenges of our military families. He will be a strong advocate for our active duty service men and women, our Veterans, Cherry Point Marine Air Station as well as the Fleet Readiness Center.
Steve has been a licensed General Contractor, a licensed Real Estate Broker, and a small business owner for over 35 years. He understands the challenges of not only our active small business community but also our large industries. He helped oversee the complete restructure of the Craven County Economic Development Department.
Steve was elected Craven County Commissioner, serving 12 years with two terms as Chairman. During his tenure, the County built a new jail, Creekside Elementary School, a new water treatment plant, and converted the old jail into a modern Emergency Center. Despite these much-needed capital expenditures (over $100 million), when he left office, Craven County had the 17th lowest property tax rate among the 100 Counties in N.C.
Steve is active in the community and is currently a board member of:
- Carolina East Medical Center (Hospital)
Steve has been active in the community for a long time and is a past Board member of the following organizations:
Military Order of the Purple Heart Wounded Warrior Leave Program
C-100 Economic Development Committee
Travel and Tourism Development Authority
Coastal Regional Solid Waste Authority
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Swiss Bear Downtown Development Board
Tryon Palace Commission
New Bern Public Library
Eastern Region Council of Government
HWY 70 Commission
Criminal Justice Advisory Board
Craven County Smart Start
Eastern NC Workforce Development Board
Craven County Homebuilders Association
Uptown Business Professionals
New Bern Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee
Steve is married to Jana Tyson and lives in the greater New Bern area. When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf, researching the area’s history, and traveling.