Where We’ve Been:
Wake County GOP Convention
You may have attended or have seen it online; the Wake GOP County Convention was a huge success. This years participation set a record. The size of the crowd and the number of first-time attendees is just one more sign that the people of Wake County are ready to stand up and fight for their state. They are tired of being told by a few what they can and cannot do.
Wake County has an impressive number of strong candidates running to represent our conservative values. We have the right number of people willing to step up and there is momentum for a Red Wave victory in November.
About 36% of Wake County voters are Democrat and they hold all of the state and federal legislative offices, except for one. If you are a Republican or Independent, your voice deserves to be heard. My campaign is an excellent opportunity for a Republican to win a NC Senate seat in Wake County.
Our State Runs on Agriculture:
This past week I’ve traveled around the district and spent time with farmers in Granville County. There are generations of farming families in the county and across the state. Agriculture is the largest revenue generator in North Carolina.
The agriculture industry supports nearly 700,000 jobs, more than 80 different crops and commodities are grown in North Carolina. More than 8 million acres of land is used for farming North Carolina. We lead the nation in sweet potato, egg and poultry production, and ranks in the top three for Christmas trees, pork, trout, and turkeys.
Read more at: https://ipm.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/...
Our farming communities are experiencing tough times. The cost of inputs have skyrocketed the past few months. There has been a 40-50% surge in the price of fertilizer. Farmers are being faced with the decision whether they can afford to plant. Inflation is already hitting our wallets when we go to buy groceries and it sounds like food is going to get more expensive. For example, wheat prices are expected to double. Our farmers and our families are going to be suffering under current economic times.
My family roots are in farming here in North Carolina. My first job was raising and selling home-grown tomatoes door-to-door. I learned to drive on my grandparents Warren County farm and earned money for my first car by priming tobacco. The life of a farmer can be hard and we should remember they put the food on all our tables.
Where I'm Going:
Tonight, is the Granville County precinct meeting; next Friday is the Granville County GOP Convention. I look forward to spending time with the Republican patriots of the county. They deserve conservative representation, and it has been missing for a long time. I care about the good people there, and I very much intend to make sure they know it.
Fundraising is essential to the success of political campaigns. Dollar amounts decide which candidate can get the message to the voter. Numbers matter.
This week a supporter was bold and hosted a fundraiser under some adverse conditions. Fundraisers are great and I appreciate those who host them, but you don't need to attend one to show support. Go to https://ecfornc.com now. Giving a few dollars can pay for yard signs. I would be happy to give you one for your yard.