It's time to put our priorities in order and work together to make a great state even greater.
- John Bradford, NC House District 98
Q: Where do you stand on using public-private-partnerships and managed lanes to build infrastructure?
A: North Carolina has $70B in road projects over the next 5-years and we only have $11B for project funding. There has been $4B of misdirected highway money that went to non-transportation issues under Democrat leadership in Raleigh. As a business owner I always review all my options before making a final decision which is why I cast my vote to support an RFP process. The final vote to create an RFP was 34-0 including unanimous delegate support from Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. When the RFP response was finally released I was, and still am, very unhappy with many of the answers and unanswered questions. In fact, I led the effort to have every Cornelius Town Commissioner sign a letter asking the Governor to delay the project so we could have more time to study it. Unfortunately, that did not happen and this project appears to be moving ahead despite my request to put the tolls on hold.
Q: How do you think transportation and growth can be handled- alternative modes of transportation, ensuring construction projects are completed in a timely manner, etc.?
A: North Carolina has traditionally built roads where the politicians say they need to be built, but not where the numbers support they should be built. A great example of extreme political influence is the construction of former Governor Jim Hunt’s Highway 64 which is also known as the 4-lane highway to nowhere. The passage of the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) Bill is the first step in removing politics from road building. I think the NCDOT should be reformed adding greater accountability. The challenge facing our state is an infrastructure system that is in much need of increased strategic investments for long term economic growth. We need the NCDOT to make strategic investments to build economic corridors for the future of North Carolina and not just serve as a road building department.
Bradford endorsed by the nation’s “Voice of Law Enforcement Officers”
Cornelius, NC: NC State House District 98 candidate John R. Bradford, III, is the candidate of choice by our men and women in uniform with the announcement of his endorsement by the North Carolina Division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association for the NC House District 98 race.
This latest endorsement, combined with Bradford’s current endorsements from the Charlotte Fire Fighters Association (CFFA) and the Fraternal Order of Police Charlotte Lodge #9, makes Bradford the only candidate in the NC House District 98 race that is publicly supported by multiple organizations dedicated to the protection of our men and women in uniform.
“It’s rewarding and humbling to be the only candidate in my race with three endorsements from three different, but similar, organizations that are all comprised of men and women in uniform. These endorsements are not by chance but demonstrate my commitment to men and women in uniform. It’s a consistent message that cannot be overlooked by the voters in District 98.” said Bradford. “I understand the important role in our community by those individuals who serve in law enforcement. The sacrifices made by them and their families demand the respect of each and every elected official. I look forward to representing them in the NC House.”
The Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. is composed of more than 35,000 law enforcement officers employed by Federal, State, County and Municipal, governments. This professional association, funded by membership dues and citizen contributions, provides legal, disciplinary and other representation to officers who are members. The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is “The Voice of Law Enforcement Officers.” More information is available including their candidate recommendations on their website at: www.sspba.org/gen/chapters/North_Carolina_Division_11.jsp