FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2012
(Raleigh, North Carolina) Representative Dale Folwell filed to become the next Lt. Governor of North Carolina today (February 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.) at the NC State Board of Elections in Raleigh.
Rep. Folwell says he is applying for the job of Lt. Governor because he agrees with most North Carolinians that “we are on the wrong track”.
“They’ve had enough and they want it fixed,” Folwell said upon filing.
Folwell said that since the announcement of his candidacy a few short weeks ago, he has received overwhelming financial support and endorsements from Republicans throughout the state, including that of Governor Jim Holshouser.
Folwell has set a fundraising goal of $250,000 by end of filing period in late February and has almost raised almost half of the amount need to reach that goal.
If hired by the voters and taxpayers of NC, Dale will continue to focus on creating a business environment where businesses feel like they have a fair shake in dealing with the government, where people feel like they are getting their money’s worth out of public education and where we have laws that reward those people who are trying to do the right thing, and punish those who aren’t.
Dale’s focus is to LISTEN, to ACT, and to FIX the problems facing NC.
As the campaign unfolds, Folwell will continue to campaign the way he lives and the way he governs…as a conservative.
Folwell is in his fourth term in the North Carolina House of Representatives where he serves as Speaker Pro Tempore. He has been instrumental in the writing and passage of a number of key pieces of legislation including the recently passed Workers Compensation Reform legislation.