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Annoucement of Candidacy


Last week I was appointed to the LRC Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. I am eager to utilize my experience as a small businessman in serving on this committee.


It was an honor to have been asked to participate on the discussion panel to speak to the participants of the first ever Amplified WNC 2017 Workforce Development Summit. This event, presented by the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board and Land of Sky Regional Councilwas developed to help address the growing need of employers for talented employees, and to close the growing skills gap. As a member of the Joint Economic Development and Global Oversight Committee I am pleased that many of the actions of the General Assembly have taken bold steps that will help solve some of the issues for businesses, and offer our citizens additional opportunities to live the lifestyles they choose. Thank you Nathan Ramsey for your role in a much needed, and well executed event.


Another big score for Western NC! Thank you Julie Hunneycutt for accepting my nomination to participate on this newly created commission. Here Julie will play yet another role to help further address the Opioid crises that we face today. I have known of Julie's passion on this topic for several years. She and her husband Don have dedicated their lives, and they founded Hope Rx, Henderson County to help prevent drug abuse and help victims find critically needed treatment. Please help me express our appreciation to Julie.

To learn about Julie and her appointment click here.


Here's yet another Senate appointment from District 48. Thank you, Elisha Freeman of the Children & Family Resource Center for your willingness to serve NC in an additional capacity. I know you will make a difference on the newly created B-3 Inter-agency Council to help our children get off to a positive start in life through early childhood education. I'm also very appreciative of the Hendersonville Lightning for recognizing the significance of your contribution, and publishing my press release. Thank you to Chuck McGrady for helping support this appointment. It was truly a legislative team effort.

Read more about Elisha and this appointment here.