February 10, North Carolina State Representative Beverly G. Boswell
(R-Dare) formally announced her plan to seek re-election to the North
Carolina General Assembly representing N.C. House District 6 which
covers Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico counties.
Prior to Rep. Boswell’s election to the state
legislature in 2016, she served as a Dare County Commissioner and on
numerous local boards/commissions, including PTA president at First
Flight High School.
Boswell was elected to the Dare County Board of
Commissioners in 2014 in a close race against Max Dutton that came down
to a 30 vote margin. In 2016, she was elected as a State Representative
over Warren Judge, who passed away shortly before Election Day.
In a press release, Boswell stated that tax cuts
and the deregulation policies were two of the most significant
pro-growth reforms enacted last year.
“During the 2017 session, we continued to cut
taxes by lowering the Individual Income and Corporate Income tax rates,
increased the standard deduction for Individual Income, and reduced the
Franchise tax on S-corporations,” Rep. Boswell said in the release.
“Putting more money back into the pockets of North Carolinians to spend
or save, as well as back into the hands of businesses to create jobs
and expand – are my guiding principles.”
Rep. Boswell also noted her support and promotion
of the working watermen in Raleigh in the release. “Preserving our
culture and heritage of our working waterman is critical. Poor science
and knee jerk reactions are debilitating not only our fishermen, but
our farmers are also under attack,” Rep. Boswell said in the statement.
“Make no mistake - together we have accomplished a great deal, but more
is required to continue to improve the quality of life by eliminating
the unnecessary rules and regulations that are stifling individuals and
families here in Eastern North Carolina from being able to thrive, grow
and create jobs.”
She also mentioned her top record of attendance.
Among the 956 recorded votes since January 2017, Rep. Boswell has been
present in the House Chamber for 943 of those votes.
Rep. Boswell was a primary sponsor of House Bill
61, (Small Business Income Tax Relief), and was joined by House Finance
Senior Chairman Jason Saine (R-Lincoln) and Reps. Kyle Hall (R-Stokes)
and Brenden Jones (R-Columbus) as primary sponsors of the legislation.
Boswell also generated local controversy in 2017
by introducing a bill on March 7 to repeal the longstanding ban on
thin, single-use plastic bags on the Outer Banks. The lifting of the
ban was later passed as part of a larger environmental bill.
N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and
Senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) provided endorsements for Boswell’s
re-election bid in the press release.
“Beverly Boswell is a dedicated public servant
who is committed to improving the lives of every day Eastern North
Carolinians,” said Senator Cook in the release. “She is a strong
conservative who is committed to smaller government, lower taxes and
less regulations. She does not bend to the prevailing winds of
political correctness or what is so often termed the fashionable
liberalism of the moment. Without hesitation, I’m proud to support her
In addition to her legislative duties, Rep.
Boswell also works at a local medical clinic in Nags Head, N.C. and has
worked in the medical profession for nearly 30 years.