Americans for Prosperity Action Announces North Carolina State Legislative Endorsements

Press Release

RALEIGH, NC—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today announced its support for 11 state legislative candidates – five State House and six State Senate candidates—vying for the North Carolina legislature in November’s elections. These individuals have earned the support of AFP Action for their dedication to principled policy solutions to tackle the greatest challenges North Carolinians face.

 

AFP Action Senior Advisor Chris McCoy released the following statement:

 

“Our activists are excited to throw their full support behind 11 principled candidates vying for the state legislature. Each of these individuals has demonstrated their dedication to improving access to affordable health care, reducing red tape for our jobs, businesses, and economy to rebuild, lowering the tax burden on hard-working families, and championing opportunity for all North Carolinians. We’re ready to hit the ground running and encourage voters across the Tar Heel State to support these candidates and their commitment to making North Carolina the best state to live, work, and raise a family.”

 

Senate

 

Warren Daniel (SD-46): As Chair to the Judiciary committee, Sen. Warren Daniel has championed smart on crime soft on taxpayer criminal justice reform and improved access to quality, affordable health care for all North Carolinians. Sen. Daniel’s proven track record of policy leadership and willingness to work across the aisle to pass meaningful reforms has helped modernize our state’s criminal justice system and allowed more North Carolina families to get the care they need.

 

Sebastian King (SD-27): While Sebastian King is not a current member of the legislature, AFP Action sees his dedication to advancing opportunity for every North Carolinian as a much needed presence in the legislature. King has shown he will prioritize getting our economy back on track, improving access to quality affordable health care, and ensuring our communities are safer and allow for second chances.

 

Michael Lee (SD-09): In representing Senate District 9, Sen. Michael Lee has championed educational opportunity and tax reform that allows hard-working North Carolinians keep more of what they earn. If re-elected, Sen. Lee will continue championing economic opportunity for all North Carolinians.

 

Wesley Meredith (SD-19): We are confident in Wesley Meredith’s commitment to increasing economic opportunity so everyone can pursue their American dream. He has voiced support for removing red tape to make it easier for our businesses, jobs, and economy to rebuild, and ensuring hard-working North Carolinians keep more of what they earn.

 

Danny Britt, Jr. (SD-13): As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  Senator Danny Britt has been a long-time champion of supporting smart on crime, soft on taxpayer criminal justice reforms that make our communities safer and allow for second chances. Sen. Britt has also supported increasing access to quality affordable health care – a top priority for all North Carolinians—and reducing the tax burden on hardworking families.

 

Tom McInnis (SD-25): State Senator Tom McInnis has shown leadership by engaging in legislation that would increase access to quality, affordable health care, provide more educational opportunities for students, and lower the tax burden for North Carolina families.

 

House

 

Ed Goodwin (HD-01): While in his first term, Representative Goodwin has already advocated for reforms that improve the lives of all North Carolinians. By supporting improved access to quality, affordable health care and reducing red tape, Rep. Goodwin has proven he’s committed to breaking barriers that hold North Carolinians back by supporting important policy solutions to the challenges they face.  

 

Bill Brawley (HD-103): As the former House Finance Chair, Bill Brawley has consistently pushed for removing red tape to make it easier for North Carolina jobs, businesses, and economy to thrive. Rep. Brawley has also pushed for meaningful tax reform and prioritized government spending.  Through his leadership, North Carolina will make it easier for all North Carolinians to achieve their  American dream.

 

Jon Hardister (HD-59): While serving as House Majority Whip, Representative Jon Hardister used his voice in the legislature to advocate smart on crime, soft on taxpayers criminal justice reform that ensures North Carolinians that have paid their debts have a real chance to start over. Rep. Hardister has consistently demonstrated his willingness to work across the aisle to drive meaningful policy reforms.

 

John Szoka (HD-45): Representative John Szoka is a champion on economic opportunity principles. As the Chairman of the House Finance Committee, Rep. Szoka has been influential in securing meaningful tax reform for hardworking North Carolinians and he remains committed to increasing economic opportunity. Rep. Szoka also supported criminal justice reforms that both protect public safety and gives second chances to those who have earned them.

 

John Bradford (HD-98): We are excited to endorse John Bradford for reelection. Rep. Bradford has leveraged his role in the legislature to support greater access to quality, affordable health care, educational opportunity, and reducing red tape to make it easier for our jobs, businesses, and economy to rebuild. If re-elected, Rep. Bradford will continue to make strides to improve opportunity for all North Carolinians.

For further information or to set up an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afpaction.com