Welcome to my Campaign Website!
2011 was an historic year for the State of North Carolina. For the first time in 140 years the Republican Party controlled both the North Carolina House and Senate. Speaker Tillis and the House Republicans delivered on our promises.
We led the Republican majority to close a $3 billion dollar gap built into the budget by years of overspending by Democrats. We balanced the state budget without raising tax rates.
This prevented a showdown with Governor Perdue and a state government shutdown.
We guided the House Republicans through an historic session of legislative reforms that fulfilled almost all of the Republicans promises to the people. Regulatory reform and workers’ compensation reform were passed in 2011, each of which helped to improve and stabilize North Carolina’s business environment. $1.5 billion per year of tax relief was a much needed boost to the private sector.
Republicans ushered through school choice legislation that lifted the cap on charter schools. I championed an individual income tax credit for parents of children with disabilities. This will help parents choose the best education, public or private, for their child.
We led the fight to protect North Carolinians from the ravages of the “individual mandate” contained in President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Although the bill was vetoed by Governor Perdue, our legislative leaders filed an Amicus Curiae brief in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Its decision is now before the United States Supreme Court.
After 30 years of work on pro-life and pro-family causes. We were able to produce this year a record session for the protection of the unborn, their mothers and our society’s most valuable institution – marriage.
We passed the Women’s Right to Know Act, which requires a 24-hour waiting period and informed consent before an abortion can be performed. We proposed a constitutional amendment to protect the definition of marriage in North Carolina as between one man and one woman. On May 8th the people of North Carolina agreed with us.
House Republicans continue to push for private property protections against eminent domain abuse and protections at the ballot box to prevent voter fraud.
As Majority Leader, I help to set the policy agenda for the House. I am responsible to lead the majority’s override efforts of Governor Perdue’s vetoes. And I spend hours researching the issues that result in good public policy for North Carolina.
This website can take you into the world of public policy. You can make this your first-stop portal to the Internet. The articles section will introduce you to some of my thoughts on education, economic development, tax policy and many other issues.
You can also use this website to find out more about Southwest Wake County (District 37 through links to the three towns – Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina.)