ABOUT ME

Hi, I am Walter.

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Chatham County is my home. I was born here, raised my family here, and operated my business here for over 30 years.  I want Chatham County to thrive and be a place where young people want to live and raise their families.
To realize that vision, we need a representative who will not only fight to make this District a priority in the legislature but deliver results.

 

I am a faith driven, common sense leader with a servant's heart and a proven track record of getting it done. I kept my promises to the citizens of Chatham serving 12 years as County Commissioner.  We increased school funding, increased support for law enforcement funding, and expanded the county tax base with smart and sustainable development efforts. I will lead our district with truth, justice, and common sense.  I would be honored  to represent you.

Community involvement:

 

  • Active member Tyson Creek Baptist Church

  • Active in mission projects

  • International missions in Haiti with www.missiondiscovery.com

  • NRA Life Time Member www.nra.org

  • NFIB member (National Federation of Independent Business) www.nfib.com

  • NRCC Member (National Republican Congressional Committee) www.nrcc.org

  • NWYC (National Write Your Congressman) www.nwyc.com

  • EGSA Member (participating in Distributor/Dealer committee and Green Energy Committee) egsa.org

  • Relay for Life

  • Habitat house building

 

Past Board member:

  • Chatham Hospital

  • Airport Authority Board

  • Economic Development board of health

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Ag Advisory board, NC Ag  Steering Committee,

  • RTRP Board

MISSION STATEMENT

I AM READY TO RUN.

WHY I’M RUNNING TO BE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN RALEIGH

 

Chatham County is my home. I was born here, raised my family here, and operated my business here. I want Chatham County to thrive and be a place where young people want to live and raise their families.
To realize that vision, we need a representative who will not only fight to make this District a priority in the legislature but deliver results.

 

Economic Development/Jobs:
For the past decade we have not received the same support from the State as our neighboring district counties. While they have seen Economic Development support that brings high paying jobs our district has suffered.  Time and time again, we see advanced manufacturing opportunities bypass us, even though we have two of the best “shovel ready” sites in North Carolina.
North Carolina’s tier system for State support of county development has prevented us from receiving our share of State funding for programs to encourage economic activity. Every elected official for the past 10 years has acknowledged the need to restructure the system to ensure the Western portion of the district receives the proper consideration and in all the years nothing has changed.   

 

COVID relief:
When it comes to receiving critically needed funds for COVID relief, once again we were neglected. We received less COVID relief funds per capita than surrounding districts and counties of similar size and socioeconomic makeup. That means less municipal resources for per pupil funding, police force, and essential workers.
 

 

Unchecked Gubernatorial Power
Governor Cooper has issued more vetoes contrary to the will of NC citizens than any Governor in history. Additionally, he has exercised his emergency powers with no accountability to the other elected officials in the council of state as our constitution demands. We need a representative who will not blindly vote to sustain these vetoes for the sake of party unity. Among the bills vetoed by the Governor are the following:
Free the smiles act (SB173) – This bi-partisan bill would have returned the rights of parents to make medical choices for their children by allowing them to opt-out of mask mandates in the classroom.

 

Ensuring dignity and non-discrimination in schools (HB324) – A bill that would have ensured all students were treated with dignity and not subject to discrimination based on race, creed, or color.
 

Emergency Powers accountability Act – A bill that would have required the Governor to get concurrence from the Council of State for an emergency declaration lasting more than seven days. The Governor would have to notify the Council of State within 48 hours after declaring the emergency and get legislative approval to extend past 45 days. No one person should ever have the power to dictate and control in an emergency in perpetuity.