Candidates

10th Congressional District

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Candidates

 

David Wilson Brown

David Wilson BrownRunning for US House Of Representatives, District 10 

A Progressive Democrat candidate, David is an IT consultant. Because of grave concern for the future for his kids he feels the call of public service.

 

Biography

David Wilson Brown is a Progressive Democrat candidate for the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. He is an IT consultant who is ready to serve.

David has been a resident of North Carolina for over 30 years, attending South Mecklenburg High School and earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications from Appalachian State University in 1996. Read More

While attending school at App State, David interned on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Sue Myrick (R- NC9). He has maintained his passion for politics, but his career got drawn into other areas related to communications, including a year at WBTV, working in corporate media production, and as a web developer.

Now David is a full-time IT consultant specializing in business productivity as well as a husband to his wife, Barbara, and father to his two kids. It is because of grave concern for the future for his kids that he feels the call of public service once again.

The Republicans are quickly stripping away all of the progress achieved under President Obama and any hopes of helping even more Americans. Under the leadership of such an amoral president and supported by terrible attacks on our voting rights, they look to harm as many in our district as possible, with projected 104,400 becoming uninsured in the 10th district alone!

David Wilson Brown’s Stand on the Issues

 

Jobs & the Economy

The economy is rapidly changing due to increasingly advanced technology. We must provide training for all Americans for the jobs of tomorrow. The federalgovernment must resist against privatization so taxpayers are not paying for the profits of companies providing critical services. We need to invest in a modern WPA/CCC that will revitalize our infrastructure, conserve our natural resources, establish new renewable energy initiatives, and provide access to technology for all our people.

Voting Rights

Voting is a sacred right of all American citizens of voting age. Voter suppression is one of the most anti-American actions ever. We should enact automatic voter registration at the age of eligibility. A voter registration card should be easily obtainable and be the only thing necessary to vote. All voters, of any means, should be given the opportunity to vote. Election Day should be a national holiday and no voter should ever have to give up their right to vote because of lack of access or financial need. Gerrymandering is a form of voter suppression. Political districting should be overseen by truly independent commissions, based on computer generated models that promote fair representation, not based on party or incumbent protectionism.

Environment

Our very existence on this planet is threatened by policies that amount to blatant ignorance of the facts of climate change. We cannot have a federal government that denies human-caused climate change is a disaster for our future. We must make MAJOR steps to ensure future generations have a planet to live on. It is not an exaggeration that we are already seeing signs of permanent changes to our ecosystems that threaten humankind’s very existence. It is possible that we can make positive changes to slow or even reverse the damage and that those changes can come at a positive economic impact and not a burden to our corporations and our daily lives.

Education

Providing quality education should be among a government’s highest priorities to its people. We should reward ground up programs that are successful with financial and logistical support to continue and grow. We must provide better funding for our schools, with an increased focus on paying our teachers a more competitive salary that rewards their commitment to our children and provides for them the tools they need to help our children succeed. With the emergence of a new economy where automation is transforming our workforce, we must have the means to provide debt-free college options to have a more educated workforce, who can compete in a global economy and will benefit our tax base.

Healthcare

Life should be an unalienable right, not a privilege. We should seek to enshrine the right of every American to quality healthcare and look to have a public option to provide an affordable option for all at a minimum. No person should ever have to make a choice about a loved one based on a monetary concern, nor should those choices bankrupt them, denying their ability to pursue happiness.

Human Rights

Protecting our people is the cornerstone of a government’s duties. All of its people, including minorities of any race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, and sexual orientation deserve full rights and protections under the law.

Choice

We can put into place policies that dramatically decrease the need for abortions without ever restricting the rights of women to have control over their own bodies. Accessible women’s healthcare, including access to contraceptives, as well as education can be part of the solution.

Taxation

It is our patriotic duty to pay for the government that provides services that cannot be based on a for-profit model. Taxes should be simple and based on progressive rates. We cannot trust in a system that expects the wealthy to trickle down their earnings to the lower classes. Fair, progressive tax rates reflect the cost of earning wealth in a free country with ample opportunities to succeed. We can have a lower overall corporate tax rate but eliminate every loophole and subsidy. No more corporate welfare.

Free & Open Internet

The internet has become an essential tool for modern life. Access to data is necessary for everything from banking to job seeking to manage medical care and more. We need unfettered access for all as we now have to continue and for those with fewer means to afford internet service, we need to offer tax rebates. We need to deliver broadband access even in rural areas and public-private partnerships. We need to avoid regulations that favor big corporations.

Cyber Security

We are in the midst of a completely different modern war than anything else we have experienced. We must mobilize forces to combat this war against foreign and domestic operations. We must hold companies responsible for not sufficiently working to protect their clients’ data.

Gun Rights

The Second Amendment provides the right to bear arms, but some are quick to dismiss the “well-regulated” part. Recent polls show 94% of Americans are in favor of background checks for all gun purchases. There must be a way that responsible gun
owners can come up with a policy that provides that while still maintaining the American right.

Religious Freedom

Religious freedom should not be used as an excuse to discriminate or allow some to apply their religious tenets upon others. It is a means to make sure that every American has the right to worship as they choose.

 

 


 

David Wheeler

David B. WheelerRunning for NC State Senate, District 47 

“In addition to common sense positions on Education & Healthcare, David has pledged to shine a light on the abuses and fraud of the Word of Faith Fellowship, a secretive religious group in Rutherford County.”


Gregory James Gallagher

Gary GallaherRunning for NC House of Representatives District 112

“I was vacillating on whether to run, but after the Florida school shooting I knew I couldn’t walk away anymore. My constituency is my students.”

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Teacher at Chase HS.

 


Jason Ray Wease

Jason WeaseRunning for Rutherford County Sheriff 

 


Regina M. Mapp

Clerk of Court Regina MappRunning for Clerk of Superior Court

“I want fair treatment for every skin color. When your child goes into the court system, or your grandchild, or your great-grandchild, they will be treated with respect.”

 

 


Brent Washburn

Brent WashburnRunning for Board of Education District 1

 


Theodore (Leroy) Kelly Jr.

Theodore (Leroy) Kelly District 2Running for Board of Education District 2


Alegra Collins

 Allegra CollinsNC Court of Appeals

 


John Arrowood

 John S. ArrowoodNC Court of Appeals


Toby Hampson

Toby HampsonNC Court of Appeals


Anita Earls

Anita EarlsNC Supreme Court

 


Why should you run for office?

we want you to fun for office in 2018

While the nation is learning how to survive an unprecedented rise in Republican power, Democrats in North Carolina are on a comeback. After electing a Democratic Governor and Supreme Court, the General Assembly has to be our next target. A Democratic legislature could implement non-partisan redistricting reform, leading to a more balanced representation in Congress.

There is so much energy being put into organizing right now, and Our Shot is my effort to help everyone move towards the eventual goal of electoral victories. But this isn’t about me. This is OUR Shot. We need your energy, talents, and resources. Everything we do will come with a Call to Action for you! Thank you for all that you are going to do!

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AMENDMENTS ON BALLOT SPONSORED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY for November 6: VOTE NO!

As of August 6, 2018, there are only two Republican sponsored amendments on which to vote. It is difficult to find precise wording , so neither is listed at this time on the website. Local and national news will have the latest information closer to November 6.

 


 

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ONE –STOP VOTING in Rutherford County for 2018 General Election:

Locations are:

 Board of Elections located at 289 Fairground Rd., Spindale

Annex Building, Main Street, Rutherfordton

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October 12 – November 2 from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm EXCEPT Saturdays and Sundays.  

November 3- 8:00 am – 1:00 pm