I have always run the most transparent and accessible offices in Raleigh. And I’ll continue to do that as your next Governor. I’ve even earned the nickname “Mr. Sunshine” – not for my personality, but for my ethics and efforts to be transparent.
I was honored to receive the Sunshine Award from the North Carolina Press Association. From live-streaming Council of State meetings to monthly Ask Me Anything sessions, my door is always open. This week, I discussed policy and operations with reporters at the N.C. Press Association’s Annual Convention in Raleigh.
In addition, part of why you don’t always see me campaigning is that, unlike others in this race, I take the duties of my current job very seriously. This can include discussing important topics like the NC State Health Plan at the recent meeting of the NC Association of Local Health Directors. As your governor, I’ll DO the job because I’ve DONE the job.
I still can manage to have some fun, including attending the Southern Wake Conservative Coalition Debate Watch Party hosted by the Wake GOP on Wednesday! It was great to spend time with old friends, including Representative Tricia Cotham, as we heard from presidential candidates.
I’m looking forward to spending time with the Wake GOP next month at their gubernatorial candidate forum so they can learn about why I’ll make the best next governor of NC! Tickets can be purchased here
Yesterday morning I spoke at the Back to School Prayer Breakfast in High Point. The event was hosted by Michelle Bardsley for NC House to support our schools, families, children, and educators.
Thanks to the Guilford County Republican Men’s Club for cooking the breakfast and to NCGOP Vice Chairman Susan Mills for catching me in action with cleanup duty. My blue-collar roots never really go away!