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As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

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Chase Horton is a Government Affairs Specialist at the firm’s Raleigh office.

Prior to joining the firm, Chase gained a wide range of political and government experience as a campaign manager, legislative assistant, and intern. As a campaign manager for North Carolina Senator Michael Lee, Chase managed day-to-day operations including developing campaign messaging and strategy, volunteer and social media outreach, organizing fundraisers, and speaking at multiple events and functions.

During his time as a legislative assistant in the North Carolina Senate, Chase served as a constituent liaison and met with lobbyists and stakeholders regarding legislation and local issues. He also previously worked as an intern for former United States Senator Dean Heller and for the North Carolina Republican Party.

While working as an intern, Chase earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Community & Professional

  • Committee Chair for the North Carolina Azalea Festival 

Outside Nexsen Pruet

When not at the office, Chase is an avid pickleball player, tennis coach, and bad golfer. He enjoys going to Kenny Chesney concerts and talking about his WHOOP fitness and health tracker.



  • Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society

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