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Cathy Wright announces run for NC House

Posted Monday, December 19, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC – Cathy Wright (R-Chatham County) has announced that she will run for the open seat in House District 54, which now includes all of Chatham County and parts of Lee County. Wright ran for the State House in 2010. “I earned 43% of the vote against a 30-year, well-entrenched legislator, the former Speaker Joe Hackney. With new voting district lines, the House district is now a more favorable place for a conservative win, and I plan to win.” Wright currently serves as the Chair of the Chatham County Republican Party.

Wright said she is ready to serve in the Republican majority and keep the promise to pass state budgets without tax increases. “I reject the liberal status quo and business-as-usual, spend then tax mentality. I want to contribute to the strength of the Republican voice and efforts.”

Wright believes in a North Carolina where economic opportunities are expanded and personal freedoms are protected. “To rebuild our economy we must prioritize and control state spending, not raise taxes. We must continue to reduce costs and regulation on business, large and small, so that they can create jobs and prosperity for all North Carolina citizens,” she said. She feels that North Carolina is at a pivotal crossroads. “My campaign will be all about moving our state forward.”

Wright is a former nurse and healthcare advocate and supports a free-market healthcare system, directed by the citizens and their providers. She said that an intrusive, government-led healthcare system, like ObamaCare, will bankrupt our freedom and our economy. The successful passage of meaningful medical liability reform in this year’s legislature was a good start toward lowering health care costs.

“Democrats have had control of education in North Carolina and treated it as if it were their sacred cow. They haven’t done a great job, and as far as I’m concerned it is our issue now,” Wright stated. “Despite decades of expanding education budgets, you have to ask yourself if you’re really pleased with the results. Improving the quality of K-12 education and getting more value for all taxpayers is essential. This is an economic issue.”

“We must be good stewards of our environment while supporting efforts to become energy independent, and I believe North Carolina businesses will continue to lead the way,” said Wright. She said there are economic benefits to seeking new technology and energy efficiency, but these benefits should be weighed against the costs to ensure affordable and reliable energy for our citizens.

Wright has two grown children and lives with her husband John D. Wright, Jr. M.D. Wright has served as a board of director for her property owners association, and was a Eucharistic Minister and pastoral care visitor for her church at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is also a member of the Governors Club Women’s Golf Association, the Conservative Women’s Forum, and is Vice President (Capital Region) for the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women.

Wright son’s, Major David R. Wright, is a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force and is currently stationed in New Orleans. “I know what it is like to have a family member serving to protect our country. I look forward to supporting our military families in the State Legislature,” she said.

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