104 public officials from across the state back Dalton’s bid for Governor
Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton today announced that he has secured the endorsements of more than 100 public officials representing 48 counties from Murphy to Manteo. The list of endorsements includes current and former mayors, county commissioners, sheriffs, and General Assembly members among others.
“I am thrilled to have the backing of such a diverse array of officials from around our state,” Dalton said. “From our small towns to our largest cities, more and more North Carolinians are supporting my vision to move the state forward. I thank them and look forward to working with them throughout the course of my campaign for governor.”
The regional breakdown of endorsements includes 38 from the East and Sandhills, 22 from the West, 21 from the Piedmont Triad, 12 from the Charlotte-area, and 11 from the Triangle.
The endorsements include:
- Two former lieutenant governors, Bob Jordan and Pat Taylor;
- Twenty-three mayors and city council members including Bill Bell of Durham, Scott Padgett of Concord, LaWana Mayfield of Charlotte, Yvonne Johnson of Greensboro, Fred Yates of Winfall, Terry Bellamy of Asheville, Bill Saffo of Wilmington, Eugene Weeks of Raleigh and Allen Joines of Winston-Salem;
- Twenty-four county commissioners including Skip Alston of Guilford, George Dunlap of Mecklenburg, Michael Page of Durham, Mary Accor of Cleveland, Warren Judge of Dare and Howard Hunter III of Hertford;
- Twenty sheriffs including James Clemmons of Richmond, Susan Johnson of Currituck, Juan Vaughan of Hertford, Len Hagaman of Watauga, Keith Lovin of Cherokee and Former Sheriff Worth Hill of Durham;
- Thirty members of the General Assembly including Sen. Josh Stein of Raleigh, Rep. Rosa Gill of Raleigh, Sen. Charlie Dannelly of Charlotte, Sen. Linda Garrou of Winston-Salem, Sen. Ed Jones of Enfield and former Sen. Marc Basnight of Manteo; and
- State School Board Chairman Bill Harrison.