2020 Candidates

 

ANTHONY STREET

Candidate for North Carolina Auditor 
Website: https://streetfornc.com
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Anthony Street is a native and a resident of Brunswick County. It has always been Anthony’s desire to be a public servant that fights for the citizens of North Carolina - that was the motivating factor when Anthony began pursuing graduating from UNC-Wilmington. He later went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at UNC-Pembroke. Since then, he has worked in the fields of Nuclear Security, Commercial Fishing, and operating a small business. He also owns a small farm in Sampson County. Anthony’s career in public service has included having the honor of serving on the Brunswick County Soil and Water Board where he currently is in his second term of office. He and his fellow Board members have worked tirelessly to help preserve the backbone of North Carolina’s economy by ensuring that taxpayers dollars were invested in a manner in which financial benefits and returns would not only be guaranteed but maximized by committing spending to increase agricultural production while also promoting conservation and education.Anthony Street is now the Republican candidate for North Carolina State Auditor.

APRIL WOOD 

Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 4 
Website: https://www.judgewoodforcoa.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/april.w.berg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JudgeWoodforCOA

As a lifelong Republican, April has run and won five successful campaigns for election and served the citizens of both Davie and Davidson County with experience and integrity for the past sixteen years. Until the Judicial District was split, she also served Iredell and Alexander counties. Judge Wood received her Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law in 1997.  She passed the North Carolina Bar exam the same year and was sworn in to practice law in North Carolina in September 1997 and subsequently sworn in to practice in the Federal District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina. She is a certified Juvenile Court Judge and presides over a court in both District Criminal and District Civil courtrooms. April Wood is currently a Conservative candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 4.

CATHERINE TRUITT 

Candidate for North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
Website: https://catherinetruitt.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatherineTruittNC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CTruittNC

 

Catherine lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband Jeff who is an Attorney and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves. They have three children in Wake County Public Schools. Catherine serves as the Chancellor for Western Governors University North Carolina, a non-profit, completely online university that dedicated to changing lives through higher education.  From 2015 to 2016, Catherine served as Senior Education Advisor to Governor Pat McCrory. In this role, Catherine coordinated policy for all facets of public education. From Pre-K through the UNC System, Catherine worked to ensure all North Carolina students receive the high-quality education they need to be college and career ready in a global economy. Catherine Truitt is now the Republican candidate for North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.

CHRIS DILLON

Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 6
Website: http://judgechrisdillon.com
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Judge Chris Dillon was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his Undergraduate and Law Degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and received his Masters of Law from Duke University. He practiced law in Raleigh, focusing on Administrative, Business, and Real Estate Law. Chris was elected to an eight-year term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2012 and has since participated in over 2000 appellate decisions, having personally authored more than 700 opinions. Judge Dillon is an adjunct professor, teaching real estate focused courses at both UNC School of Law and Campbell School of Law. He is married to Ann Finley, a special education teacher in Raleigh. They have five children together. Judge Chris Dillon is the Conservative candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 6.

DALE FOLWELL

Candidate for North Carolina State Treasurer
Website: https://www.dalefolwell.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaleFolwellNC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleFolwell

Dale Folwell has achieved decades of experience as a highly successful Investor and Financial Consultant. In addition, he has served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce, two years as Speaker Pro Tempore of the North Carolina House of Representatives, four terms as Representative to the North Carolina House, and eight years on the Winston-Salem-Forsyth County School Board. Dale has spent many hours volunteering his time helping others and working for charities. He is known across the state as an intelligent, honest person with a big heart. A man of his word, Dale Folwell has a proven track record of working hard and getting things fixed. Dale Folwell is now the current and Republican candidate for North Carolina State Treasurer.

DAN FOREST 

Candidate for North Carolina Governor 
Website: https://danforest.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanForestNC/
Twitter: https:/twitter.com/DanForestNC
 

Dan Forest grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from the College of Architecture at UNC Charlotte. In 2012, he was elected lieutenant governor of North Carolina, becoming only the second Republican elected to the office since 1897. In 2016, he became the first to ever be re-elected. Dan has continually advocated for policies that drive economic growth, create jobs, and spur innovation. Dan also spearheaded an initiative to connect every classroom in North Carolina with high-speed internet and championed a bill to preserve free speech rights on public college campuses — the first bill of its kind in the United States. Dan Forest is the current Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina and Republican candidate for North Carolina Governor.

DONALD TRUMP

Candidate for President of the United States 
Website: https://www.donaldjtrump.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

Donald Trump was born and raised in Queens, New York. Before entering politics, he was a successful businessman. Donald Trump won a majority of the primaries before becoming our 45th president of the United States. When not fighting for our nation in trade deals, securing our borders, or fighting for working Americans, he is busy being both a father and grandfather. Donald Trump is the current and Republican candidate for President of the United States.

E.C. SYKES 

Candidate for North Carolina Secretary of State
Website: https://ecfornc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ECforNC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECforNC

As a successful business leader, E.C. Sykes knows better than anyone how to help hard-working families of North Carolina. Where career politicians have failed, E.C. will succeed by bringing transparency and efficiency to our state government with commonsense policies like honoring the rule of law, cutting waste, limiting the size of government, and restoring citizens’ confidence in our government. E.C. passionately supports conservative principles, such as limited government, sanctity of life and religious liberty. With his long and proven experience in business, he is the only candidate who can remove the barriers to economic growth, foster job creation, and improve the business environment. E.C. Sykes is the Republican candidate for North Carolina Secretary of State.

FRED GORE 

Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 5
Website: http://judgefredgore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudgeFredGore/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JudgeFredGore


A local, homegrown leader, Judge Fred Gore exemplifies fairness and selfless service as a District Court Judge and as a Judge Advocate General officer in the North Carolina National Guard. He attended Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree. As a well-rounded student, Fred completed over 300 hours of community service and was selected to the Who’s Who of American Law Students in 2003 and 2004. In 2014, while serving as a prosecutor, Fred filed and ran for the District Court Bench. In November of 2014, he was elected to serve Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus Counties as District Court Judge. Fred, his wife Shannon, and twin sons calls Whiteville, NC home. He is a member of Big Macedonia Baptist Church, on the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Homes of NC, and also serves on the Executive Board of the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts of America. Judge Fred Gore is the Conservative candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 5.

DR GREG MURPHY 

Candidate for US House of Representatives, NC District 3 
Website: homemurphy4congress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepGregMurphy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepGregMurphy

Greg and his wife, Wendy, have been married for over 25 years and have lived with their 3 children in Greenville for more than 20 years. In order to pursue his passion of medicine, Greg accepted a full scholarship to Davidson College where he graduated with honors in Pre-Med and Religion. He later graduated with honors from UNC-CH School of Medicine. Greg is a business owner, running his own private practice with a payroll of over 50 employees . He is also a member of the ECU School of Medicine Faculty and a former Chief of Staff of Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Greg took another turn in service when he was appointed the State Legislature and has twice been reelected to the State House. He has championed the fight against the opioid epidemic, worked on health care reform and been a consistent conservative voice in Raleigh, protecting taxpayer dollars while making sure vital services are met. Greg believes in limited government, he supports President Trump, he supports our military, and our second amendment right.

JEFF CARPENTER 

Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 7  
Website:  https://www.electjeffcarpenter.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeepJeffCarpenterJudge/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeepJCarpenter


Judge Jeff Carpenter is a Resident Superior Court Judge for Union County, North Carolina, Judicial District 20-B. Judge Carpenter has held Court in approximately 30 of the 100 counties in North Carolina since taking office as Superior Court Judge. Judge Carpenter served the State of North Carolina on the State Highway Patrol for 6 years. After much prayer and thought, Judge Carpenter left to the NC State Highway Patrol to further his education by attending law school at Campbell University. Judge Carpenter began practicing law in Judicial District 20 that consisted of Anson, Richmond, Stanly, and Union Counties at the time. As a practicing attorney, Judge Carpenter gained a wealth of high-level civil and criminal trial experience, having tried jury cases to verdict in the civil and criminal trial Courts of Anson, Richmond, Stanly, and Union counties. As a practicing attorney, Judge Carpenter also served as an attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem program for many years representing neglected and abused children. Judge Jeff Carpenter is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 7.

JEFFERSON GRIFFIN 

Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 13 
Website: https://www.jeffersongriffin.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jefferson.glenn.griffin/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGriffinNC  

 

Judge Jefferson Griffin was born and raised on a farm in Red Oak, North Carolina in Nash County. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. After graduating from UNC, Judge Griffin earned his United States Coast Guard Captain’s license and worked as a charter fisherman on the North Carolina coast. Judge Griffin graduated from North Carolina Central School of Law. He began practicing law in Kinston, NC focusing in civil litigation and criminal defense litigation. n 2010, Judge Griffin joined the Wake County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases from infractions to first degree murder over a five-year period.In 2015, Jefferson was appointed by Governor McCrory to be a District Court Judge in Wake County. He handles civil and criminal cases from all over Wake County in his current role. Judge Griffin was elected to a four-year term in the 2016 general election in Wake County. Jefferson and his wife, Katye Jobe Griffin, are members at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh. Judge Jefferson Griffin is the Conservative candidate  for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 13.

JENNIFER LEGGETT WHITEHURST

Candidate for Beaufort County Register of Deeds 
Website: www.beaufortcountyrod.com
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The Honorable Jennifer Leggett Whitehurst is the incumbent. More info at this link.

4 Candidates for County Commissioner

Vote for 1. The 3 who receive the most votes will be elected.

TANDY DUNN

Candidate for Beaufort County Commissioner
Webpage:  http://www.electtandydunn.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electTandyDunn/
Email:  tandydunn@gmail.com

Tandy is a native of Beaufort County and has been a conservative Republican for over thirty years.  He and his wife Juanita have been married over 37 years and have two daughters and four grandsons. They attend Washington Assembly of God.  Tandy holds a degree from Chowan College, and both a Bachelors and Masters degree from East Carolina University.  Tandy is currently the Director of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs with Coastal AgroBusiness Inc.  They have twenty locations including one in Pantego. Tandy is responsible for the compliance with government agencies, including the EPA, Department of Agriculture, OSHA, and the Department of Revenue.

Tandy has served his community for over forty years in public safety.  He has been an EMT, a law enforcement officer, and a fireman.  He is a certified Firefighter II with the Clarks Neck Fire and Rescue Department where he serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary.  He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Beaufort County Fire Association.

When asked why he was running for County Commissioner Tandy had this to say, "We need to elect someone to the position of County Commissioner who will stop the wasteful spending and cut funding to useless projects. Our tax dollars need to be spent for the betterment of all of our citizens.

"I am a native of Beaufort County. I am not some transplant from out of state or out of the area that doesn't know our County. I want to be a voice for ALL CITIZENS of our county, not just one particular area. I think we can do better than what we are doing now and want to work to make Beaufort County the best it can be.”


JOHN REBHOLZ

Candidate for Beaufort County Commissioner
Website: https://johnrebholz.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommissionerJohnRebholz/
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So why am I running for Commissioner?

Beaufort County is a Gem and has all the resources to do so much better. There is no good reason our county cannot grow good paying jobs, retain our young adults and grow our tax base.

To accomplish this we need Commissioners willing to work hard, have a vision and dedication to all the people of Beaufort County. I am that type of person and I will work to solve the issues that prevent us from being better. I also believe that our problems, be it limited voting or the jail are solvable by us.

We can work together as a team and expand existing businesses and attract new industry. But this takes Leadership and I believe I bring that to the Board of Commissioners.


HOOD RICHARDSON

Candidate for Beaufort County Commissioner
Webpage: https://beaufort.nc.gop/hood_richardson_commissioner
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I have been a Beaufort County Commissioner for 22 years.  I am a native of North Carolina.  I am married and have three children with my first wife who is deceased.  My present wife, Shirley, and I are raising a granddaughter, Violet.

I believe in the right to life, and a strict interpretation of the US Constitution based on the founding fathers original intent.  I believe in drug testing all persons who receive welfare of any kind I believe in the right to bear arms.

I am a conservative Republican.  I believe is smaller government, lower taxes and less regulation.  I am a Christian.

I believe in sealing the US border.  I believe in admitting immigrants on short term work visas (six months maximum).They would leave the country for one month and return on another six month visa.  I believe in finger printing and computer registration to control the visa system.  I believe legal immigration should be the only route to citizenship.


RANDY WALKER

Candidate for Beaufort County Commissioner
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I am a life-long resident of Beaufort County. I am asking for your vote for Beaufort County Commissioner because we have big problems in this wonderful place we all call home.

North, South, East or West we are one county regardless of what some may say. And no matter what part of the county you live in a tax increase is a terrible thing. While traveling all across the county the past few months you have made it very clear the struggles we all are having. Your biggest concern -- that I hear over and over again -- is the pain these commissioners have put on us by raising our taxes every single year of late. That's why I am making a promise to you that as your next commissioner I will NEVER vote for a tax increase.


JOSH DOBSON

Candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor
Website: https://www.joshforlabor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshforLabor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshDobsonNC

 

A North Carolina native, Josh Dobson has received degrees from three North Carolina institutions. He has served four terms representing the people of Avery, McDowell and Mitchel counties.  Currently serving as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, as well Chairman of the Health Policy Committee, Josh has worked diligently to find consensus while producing conservative common-sense solutions for the people of North Carolina. Josh resides with his wife of seventeen years, Valerie, and daughter, Kennedy, in Nebo, North Carolina. Josh Dobson is the Republican candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor.

KEITH KIDWELL 

Candidate for 79th District Representative to the North Carolina House
Website:  kidwell4nchouse.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidwellfornchouse/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kidwell4NCHouse

Keith Kidwell is currently serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives for the 79th District (Beaufort and Craven counties) where he serves on multiple committees.  He has strong family Christian values having been married for 37 years with one son and four grandchildren.  Keith believes success can come to anyone willing to work hard.  He is a successful franchise owner/manager of H&R Block Washington NC and teaches at the Beaufort Community College.  As a member of three Chamber of Commerce, he has direct contact with local businesses and is ready to act to meet the needs. He has compassion and is passionate about the US Constitution, due process, the need for effective policing within the community and school choice and the elimination of Common Core. Kidwell is the Republican candidate for re-election in the NC House of Representatives.

MARK ROBINSON

Candidate for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor
Website: https://www.markrobinsonfornc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robinsonfornc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/markrobinsonNC

Mark Robinson grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He had to fight for his safety during the first few years of his life. Thankfully, after a few years with a caring family in the foster care system, he was able to reunite with his mother. Mark joined the Army reserves after high school and then continued his education at NC A&T. He has witnessed firsthand the negative effects of policies that don’t put America first. In recent years, Mark has had the opportunity to serve on the NRA National Outreach Board, interview with Fox and Friends, and Lara Trump. He is passionate about spreading the conservative message throughout North Carolina and is running for Lieutenant Governor. Mark Robinson is the Republican candidate for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor.

MIKE CAUSEY 

Candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance 
Website: https://mikecauseync.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MikeCauseyNC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeCausey2020

Mike Causey has twenty-five years of experience working in insurance. He is also a military Veteran and understands the laws. As a candidate for Commissioner of Insurance, Mike Causey promised to put you and your concerns first, and he has done just that since taking office. Mike has fought for North Carolina policyholders and consumers by opposing rate hikes on homeowner’s insurance and car insurance. He has cracked down on insurance fraud – saving policyholders and arresting more than one thousand people who were gaming the system, which costs all of us. Mike Causey is the Republican candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance.

MIKE PENCE

Candidate for Vice President of the United States
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikepence/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mike_Pence

An Indiana native, Mike Pence grew up witnessing firsthand the hard work of his immigrant family. The people of East-Central Indiana elected Vice President Pence six times to represent them in Congress. In 2013, Vice President Pence left the nation’s capital when Hoosiers elected him the 50th Governor of Indiana. As Governor, he enacted the largest income tax cut in Indiana history, lowering individual income tax rates, the business personal property tax, and the corporate income tax. Vice President Mike Pence remains grateful for the grace of God, the love and support of his family, and the blessings of liberty that are every American’s birthright. He looks forward to working with the American people as together they seek to Make America Great Again. Mike Pence is the current and Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.

PAUL NEWBY 

Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice, Seat 01
Website: https://www.paulnewby.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticePaulNewby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulmnewby

 

Justice Paul Newby was born in Asheboro, North Carolina. He holds his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He and his wife attend Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh where he is an Elder and Sunday School teacher. Since beginning his service on the Supreme Court in 2004, Justice Newby has actively participated in various roles seeking to enhance our justice system. As the only Republican on the Court Justice Newby finds himself writing many dissenting opinions without much help from his liberal colleagues. Justice Paul Newby is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice, Seat 01.

PHIL BERGER JR 

Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court, Seat 02 
Website: http://philbergerjr.org/landing/justice/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilForNC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/philbergerjr

 

Judge Phil Berger Jr. graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 1994 earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1999. In 2006, Phil was elected District Attorney in the 17A Prosecutorial District and was re-elected in 2010. In 2013-14, he served as President of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. From 2015-2016, Phil served as an Administrative Law Judge with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. In 2016, Phil was elected to the Court of Appeals. Phil is married to Jodie Church, a public school teacher. They have two children, Philip III and Will. Judge Phil Berger Jr. is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court, Seat 02.

STEVE TROXLER

Candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture 
Website: http://www.stevetroxler.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Steve-Troxler-for-Commissioner-of-Agriculture
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Steve Troxler was raised in the Guilford County community of Browns Summit and has spent his entire career in agriculture as founder, owner, and operator of Troxler Farms. Over the years, the family-owned farm has produced tobacco, wheat, vegetables, and soybeans. Since taking office in 2005, Troxler has focused on developing new markets for N.C. farm products, preserving working farms, and protecting the state’s food supply. In the 2016 election, he received more votes than any other candidate on the ballot. His support of agritourism and several major tourism projects in the state earned him the 2014 Public Service Award from N.C. Travel Industry Association and in 2015, he was recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Award from N.C. State University College of Agriculture. Steve Troxler is the current and Republican candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture.

TAMARA BARRINGER

Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice, Seat 04 
Website: https://www.tamarabarringer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamarabarringernc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarabarringer

Tamara Barringer is a wife, mother, educator, attorney, and small business owner. Tamara recognizes that our strength as a state comes from the effort of dedicated citizens – not the government.  She has over 20 years of private experience, over 19 years of teaching law, and nearly 7 years of legislative experience writing new and improving existing laws. Tamara believes in a strict Constitutional interpretation of the law and justices who refrain in legislating from the bench. Representative Tamara Barringer is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice, Seat 04.

THOM TILLIS 

Candidate for United States Senator 
Website: https://www.thomtillis.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThomTillis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomTillis

TOMMY HESTER

Candidate for North Carolina Senator, District 3
Website: http://tommyhesterncsenate.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tommy-Hester-4-NC-Senate-Dist-3
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 @ThomasH61388774

A life-long resident of Vance County, North Carolina, Thomas (Tommy) S. Hester, Jr., has dedicated most of his adult life to public service and giving back to his community. Throughout his life, Tommy's passionate desire to serve his country compelled him to enlist in the United States military through the North Carolina National Guard. Tommy received numerous military awards and citations, including the prestigious North Carolina Commendation Medal. He retired from military service with the rank of captain. Through his broad and extensive civic service work, Tommy built strong relationships among North Carolinians throughout the Tar Heel state. Tommy and Jenny share a strong bond with those who are blessed to call eastern North Carolina home. Through his business and leisure activities, Tommy is well-known in the six counties of Vance, Warren, Northampton, Bertie, Beaufort, and Martin that make-up senate district 3. A successful business owner in Vance County, Tommy's mission is to advance the quality of life throughout all of district 3 by working together for the common goal of bringing economic prosperity to eastern North Carolina. Recognized as leader of commerce, Tommy understands that success is achieved when communities partner together with a unified vision to advance economic development throughout the entire district. 

To achieve his goal, Tommy plans to rely on the skills and talents that he has cultivated through his educational, military, and public servant experience. He has proudly served fourteen years as a Vance County commissioner and led the board as its Chair for two separate terms. Appointed by then governor, Pat McCrory and reappointed by Gov. Roy Cooper, Tommy has served six years on the Golden Leaf Foundation, which includes terms as the Foundation's Treasurer and currently as its Secretary. Along with his vast experience as a county commissioner and Golden Leaf Foundation Board Director, he also has served for six years on the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority. Appointed by Governor Pat McCrory when the NCRIA was initially established, Tommy was elected as its Chairman. Since its inception, Tommy has filled the role of Chairman of the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority.