North Carolina State House Candidate John R. Bradford, III, Endorsed by North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE)
Bradford’s successful track record of running a business will be a benefit to North Carolina’s education system
Cornelius, NC: NC House District 98 candidate John R. Bradford, III, released his first television ad of the general election, entitled “Foundation.” In this ad, Bradford says our public schools and universities are the future of our economy and quality of life while also publicizing his endorsement by North Carolina Teachers through the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE).
“Commissioner John Bradford has a common sense approach to education,” said Pam Sharp, 1st-2nd grade teacher at Community School of Davidson. “He will not only fight to make sure that education is funded appropriately, but he will ensure that there is accountability in how the funds are spent. His successful track record in running a small business proves he understands accountability and will get the job done.”
“To receive the endorsements of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE) are very special honors for me,” said Bradford. “I was raised in a family of educators. I was also a Teacher Cadet and was a 1st grade student teacher earning college credit. I know first hand that education is the foundation of building a better North Carolina.”
Bradford cited by Governor as “a successful entrepreneur” with a “common sense approach to business and government.”
Cornelius, NC: Cornelius Commissioner John R. Bradford, III, announced today the endorsement of his candidacy by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. With this endorsement Bradford continues to build strong momentum in his campaign for the NC House by continuing to receive support from local and statewide leaders.
“Commissioner John Bradford is a successful Entrepreneur who started and grew his business from the ground up. His success as a business owner and local job creator is further confirmed by his company’s selection by Inc. as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America,” said Governor McCrory. “John is also a proven and tested elected official. His reasonable and common sense approach to business and government will serve District 98 and North Carolinians very well in the North Carolina House of Representatives.”
Before serving as Governor, Pat McCrory was Mayor of the City of Charlotte for seven terms, presiding over a business boom in North Carolina’s largest city. His common sense approach to government and business is mirrored by Bradford, who wishes to help create the same results for his district.
“Governor McCrory helped preside over the growth of Charlotte into an economic powerhouse. I am proud to have his support of my abilities,” said Bradford. “The Governor’s endorsement continues to demonstrate that my campaign is backed by experienced business leaders and elected officials who work together to create growth and economic opportunity for District 98.”
With this endorsement, John Bradford continues to solidify his position as the most qualified candidate for the NC House District 98 seat.
Bradford is only one of two non-incumbents that the NC Chamber of Commerce is publicly supporting through the North Carolina Chamber’s Political Action Committee.
Cornelius, NC: Cornelius Commissioner John R. Bradford, III, continues to gain momentum in his North Carolina House race in District 98 with the announcement of his endorsement by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee today. Bradford was one of only two non-incumbents supported by the NC Chamber this year making this a rare and extremely strong endorsement by the business advocacy organization.
“These pro-jobs candidates understand the policies that enhance North Carolina’s business climate, improve our education and talent supply system, develop our infrastructure, and boost entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Lew Ebert, President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber. “As a result of pro-growth policies advanced the last two years, businesses of all sizes that employ millions of North Carolinians can look to expand, spurring further business investments and job creation. However, there is work still to be done, and we know that we can count on these leaders to focus on policies that equip North Carolina to create 1-million new jobs over the next 15 years.” The full slate of endorsements is published at:
“I am honored to have received the public endorsement of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s PAC,” said Bradford. “As only one of two non-incumbents supported, this endorsement speaks volumes about their trust in my pro-business experience and policies. I believe this continues to affirm that I am the true pro-business, pro-jobs candidate in this race.”
With this endorsement, John Bradford continues to gain support not only from elected officials and community leaders, but continues to solidify his position as the candidate of choice by local and state area business owners and organizations for the NC House District 98 seat.
August 27th, 2014 — Cornelius, NC: Several more Mecklenburg County and Municipal Leaders have joined Commissioner John Bradford’s campaign for the NC House in District 98. The list of elected officials now endorsing Bradford is detailed below:
US Senator Richard Burr
US Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08)
NC General Assembly:
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis
Senator Bob Rucho
Representative Ruth Samuelson
Representative Bill Brawley
Representative Charlie Jeter
Representative Rob Bryan
Representative Jason Saine
Town of Huntersville:
Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Bales
Commissioner Ron Julian
City of Charlotte:
City Councilman Kenny Smith (Dist. 6)
City Councilman Ed Driggs (Dist. 7)
Mecklenburg County Commission:
Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour (Dist. 5)
Former County Commissioner Jim Puckett
Former County Commissioner Dan Bishop
US Senator Richard Burr highlighted Bradford’s record of service, stating “The North Carolina House of Representatives will benefit from the future service of the Honorable John Bradford who is a successful North Carolina businessman and a current elected Town Commissioner. District 98 not only deserves, but should demand, that their next Representative has strong business leadership and proven government experience to replace Speaker of the House and future U.S. Senator, Thom Tillis. John is the only candidate in the District 98 race that clearly fits this profile.”
Huntersville Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Bales cited Bradford’s small business experience in supporting his campaign. “Cornelius Commissioner John Bradford has helped our region create jobs as a small businessman and as a Commissioner by keeping Cornelius taxes low and reducing regulations on our local businesses. It is vital that we send someone with his unique blend of business and government experience to Raleigh.”
John Bradford’s campaign has now been supported by over forty (40) elected officials and community leaders. View the full list here.