THOM Tillis announced his prostate cancer diagnosis in a public statement on March 29, 2021.
Thom has proved to be a reliable vote for the Republican party since he joined politics in 2006.
Thom Tillis is a Senator from North Carolina.Credit: Avalon.red
Who is North Carolina senator Thom Tillis’ wife Susan?
Thom Tillis has been married to Susan Tillis in 1987 and lives in Huntersville, North Carolina.
The couple has two adult children, Lindsay and Ryan.
Susan has worked in real estate at Allen Tate Realtors in Davidson since 2005 and has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Bentley College.
She stepped down in 2013 so she could work full-time for her husband’s campaign but is back as a branch leader according to their website.
During the 2014 Senate elections, Susan took on an active role in her husband’s campaign, appearing with him at numerous campaign stops.
While campaigning for her husband Susan said: “What I find traveling across the state is the more North Carolinians hear about Thom’s working-class background and the reforms he’s implemented in Raleigh to help families, the more excited they get about sending him to Washington.”
Susan is also the founder and chair of the Susan M Tillis Foundation which supplying tools and assistance to veteran families around the country specifically focusing on providing happy homecoming for their newborns.
Who is Senator Thom Tillis?
Thom has served as the junior United States Senator from North Carolina since 2015.
He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives as a Republican in 2006, and Speaker in 2011.
Thom Tillis tested positive for covid in October 2020.Credit: Getty
Then in 2014, he was elected to the United States Senate and was reelected in 2020.
His victory over Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in 2014 helped the GOP take control of the Senate and his reelection after narrowly defeating Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham in 2020 in what became the most expensive U.S. Senate race ever.
As speaker of the state House of Representatives, he led Republicans on their conservative efforts to block the expansion of Medicaid, restrict abortion rights, tighten voting requirements, and ban same-sex marriage.
During his time in the Senate, he has repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, proposed a 15-year pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth, and has continued to deny climate change.
On March 29, 2021, he announced that he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery in North Carolina for treatment.
His cancer was detected early. He said in a statement: “I am in the hands of outstanding medical professionals and expect to make a full recovery.”