Roy Carter for Congress (NC-5)


Roy Carter for Congress (NC-5)
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NC-05 in NC

Glendale Springs, NC

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Primary Election Date: 2008-05-06
General Election Date: 2008-11-04

Who am I?

A native resident of Western North Carolina and a lifelong Democrat, Roy Carter is an educator in the Wilkes County Public School System and is the Head Coach of the North Wilkes High School football team. Roy Carter and his wife Pat reside in the Glendale Springs community of Ashe County, NC. The Carters have been married for 43 years and proudly attend the First Baptist Church of West Jefferson. Roy and Pat Carter have three children and two grandchildren. Coach Carter has served the students of Ashe, Surry, and Wilkes Counties as a teacher and football coach for the past forty years. Roy has dedicated his life to educating young people and motivating them to achieve their goals by being a positive and affirming influence in their lives. Leading by example, he has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, working to build homes for hard working families. Through his leadership and innovation several student and community programs were created to combat drop-out rates, drug and alcohol abuse and illiteracy.

Why am I running?

The primary reason that Roy Carter is running for US Congress is to give the people of the 5th Congressional district the leadership they need and deserve. Carter will be the kind of Congressman who will stand up for what is right, tell you the plain truth, and never forget that your trust, your needs and best interests are more important than anything any special interest could offer. Roy Carter is committed to bridging the partisan divide that has polarized the 5th district for many years. Roy's opponent, Virginia Foxx, is one of the nation's most mendacious right-wing reactionaries who has shown herself to be a mouthpiece for the Bush administration regardless of its negative impact on Northwest North Carolina. Roy Carter will restore trust by being loyal to the citizens of the 5th Congressional district, not oil and pharmaceutical companies.

My Goals

Education- helping young people lift themselves from cycles of poverty and reach their highest potential.

The War in Iraq- Supporting our troops and ending the War safely, strategically, and immediately

Environment/Agriculture- Helping our farmers deal with drought and a new-age economy. Our government should work to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and make a real commitment to alternative fuels and renewable energy.

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My Campaign is People Powered!

The Roy Carter for Congress campaign will be grass roots from top to bottom. In our particular district, grassroots campaigns have shown themselves to be extremely effective. We will have a well organized committee of supporters in each of our twelve counties.

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• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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