I have had a business relationship with Wesley for over twelve years, and I can confidently say that he is the common sense fiscal conservative voice we need. He has the experience necessary to be able to weigh the difference between the public good and the outright wasteful spending that is the current trend eroding the private economy.
Wesley shares the same ideals I do. He is all for fiscal responsibility, job creation, and lowering taxes.
Job Creation & Taxes
I’ve owned a small business for over 30 years now…and I know first-hand what it’s like to struggle to make payroll (especially in these unprecedented economic times). When I first ran for office in 2010, North Carolina had the highest taxes in the entire Southeast: the highest personal income taxes, business taxes, and gasoline taxes. The high taxes were scaring away businesses from relocating here and shutting down the ones we had.
I was proud to help pass the largest tax cuts and reforms in the entire country. Thanks to those reforms, families and small businesses are less burdened and North Carolina is has one of (if not the) best business climates in America (#1 ranking for “Best State for Business” by Forbes in 2018).
Now we are facing a public health and economic catastrophe. I know that North Carolinians will rise above this challenge. Unfortunately, my opponent believes that we can “tax our way back.” You and I know that jobs, not tax hikes, are the path back to prosperity. When I return to the State Senate to represent you, I will work tirelessly to:
- Keep North Carolinians safe from the coronavirus, making sure our first responders and healthcare providers have the personal protective equipment they need, funding vaccine research, testing, and contact tracing so that we can get back to work safely, and…
- Get people and small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus the help they need.
Did you know that past administrations in Raleigh voted to spend $25 million on a pier in Nags Head? Or that they voted to increase North Carolina debt by $1 billion dollars? All this was done while North Carolina was facing the worst recession since the Great Depression. Raleigh was out of touch with the concerns of every day citizens. Raising to fund pet projects is not the answer for the people.
Over the past few years, I am proud of the work that has been done to cut back spending. We have responsibly cut wasteful spending and reduced the massive debt that North Carolina had accrued under the leadership of Democrats.
I believe every child can succeed – and every child has a bright future.
A first-class education begins with excellent teachers. That’s why I voted for five consecutive teacher pay raises, increased salaries by 15 percent to $54,000 per year, increased education spending by $2 billion, and support school choice reforms that give parents more freedom to choose where their child goes to school.
My opponent, on the other hand, has voted against teacher pay raises six times in two years. This is unconscionable.
Let’s give our teachers and our children the best. Let’s raise the standard of education across our state and increase accountability. Let’s come alongside our dedicated teachers and give them the support they need.
I strongly believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The Founding Fathers wisely protected this right in the Constitution. Unfortunately, the Second Amendment continues to be under attack by the Left. They claim that the founders never intended for private gun ownership.
As your State Senator, I will always fight to protect your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.