December 22, 2015

Race for Tine's seat gets more crowded


The 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 2011.

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.

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