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
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
Q: How do you feel about solar, fracking, wind energy and other forms of alternative energy?
A: I believe that America must work towards energy independence. For example, North Carolina is the 2nd best state for renewable energy and has created over 18,000 new jobs. America and North Carolina alike have the ingenuity, engineering and innovation to become energy independent. I support forms of alternative energy that bring our men and women home safe and sound from the Middle East.
Q: What would have been ideal legislation for coal ash spill? What would have been more adequate for your ideals?
A: I have an Engineering degree and worked as a Senior Environmental Engineer for ExxonMobil Corporation for 4 years immediately after college. We need better dry disposal methods for coal ash to minimize the environmental impact while keeping energy costs low. It is unfortunate that a Democrat led legislature voted to exempt coal ash pond regulatory oversight under the Landfill Bill of 2007. Republican leadership has now established a process for such regulatory oversight. I will work to make sure we have environmentally safe ways to dispose of coal ash while keeping energy costs low for North Carolinians.