December 22, 2015
Race for Tine's seat gets more crowded
By IRENE NOLAN
race for the N.C. House Seat for District 6 -- representing Dare, Hyde,
Washington, and part of Beaufort County -- got more crowded today when
two more Republicans filed for the seat being vacated by incumbent Rep.
Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk.
Signing their papers today on the last day of filing were Dare County
Commissioner Beverly Boswell of Kill Devil Hills and Arthur Williams
III of Washington, N.C. They will face off against already
announced candidate Ashley Woodard, also of Washington, N.C., in the
March 15 Republican primary.
Two Democrats have filed for the seat and will face off in the
primary. They are Dare County Commissioner Warren Judge of Kitty
Hawk and Judy Justice of Manteo.
In a news release today, Boswell said her goal was to work with Gov.
Pat McCrory and state Sen. Bill Cook to keep pushing a conservative
agenda in Raleigh.
“North Carolina’s Republicans have turned our state around through
aggressive tax cuts, reductions in welfare programs and big government
spending schemes, and reducing regulations to attract jobs and economic
growth,” Boswell said.
“Under Republican leadership, North Carolina has become a model for the
nation on how to attract jobs and I’m looking forward to continuing
that process. I am proud of my conservative record on the Dare
County Commission, including fighting higher taxes and standing up for
our local fishing industry,” she said.
Boswell said her strong conservative views, including pro-life,
opposition to Common Core and support for the Second Amendment, makes
her the strongest candidate to take on either of the two Democrats
seeking that party’s nomination.
“I reject the notion that Republicans have to be politically correct or
sound like Democrats to win elections in North Carolina,” Boswell
said. “East Carolina voters want conservative leadership that
will put taxpayers first. That’s why I’m running.”
According to published accounts, Williams held the District 6 seat as a
Democrat from 2003-2011. He switched his registration to Republican in
Tine announced in October that he would finish out his term in 2016 but
would not run for re-election. He was elected as a Democrat, but
shortly after the 2014 election, he announced he was switching his
registration to unaffiliated.