Today we launched our latest TV ad. Have you seen it yet?
Many people don’t know this, but I actually grew up in Jamestown in Guilford County, where I attended Ragsdale High School. That’s where I learned the values I still hold today.
After graduating high school, I went on to get my teaching degree at Catawba College in Salisbury and worked in business for almost 30 years.
In 1995, I became the youngest Mayor of Charlotte, having the opportunity to serve the people of the city for a record 14-years. As Mayor, I was proud to lead an ethical government that lowered the crime and tax rates. I gained valuable executive experience working with leaders of both parties to help turn the region into an economic powerhouse, implementing policies that helped the city add tens of thousands of net new jobs.
At a time when we have the 5th highest unemployment rate in the country, I believe it is time for new leadership and vision in North Carolina to fix our broken economy and broken government. If given the chance, it would be an honor and a privilege to serve as your next governor and help lead the North Carolina comeback.