July 5, 2014 — Cornelius, NC: With the general election approaching in the 98th the current seat holder, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, voiced his support for Cornelius Commissioner John Bradford, III. In May, Speaker Tillis earned the Republican Party’s nomination for the United States Senate.
Speaker Tillis referenced his own business background in supporting Bradford for his NC House seat stating, “Just as I am running to help restore a common sense, business minded approach to Washington, John Bradford will continue to support those ideals for which I have fought in Raleigh. I want to clean up the mess we have in Washington. John will help keep us on the right track in North Carolina. We have made significant strides the past four years as a state. I fully support John in his quest to continue the success my colleagues and I have had in Raleigh. Only together can we help our state and country turn the corner towards prosperity.”
With the support of Tillis firmly behind him, Bradford called on the citizens of District 98 to unite behind the best choice for the District. “We now have a great track record of common sense leadership in Raleigh that has a strong business background and proven government experience,” stated Bradford. “I am the only candidate in my race with these qualifications and am excited about the possibility to continue this trend. If elected, it will be a real honor to replace Speaker Tillis as the representative for NC House District 98.”
John Bradford’s campaign has now been supported by 20 elected officials and community leaders including: US Congressman Robert Pittenger, NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, NC Senator Jeff Tarte, Soil and Water Commission Chair Dempsey Miller, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis, Cornelius Mayor Pro-Tem Woody Washam, Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy, Cornelius Commissioner Jim Duke, Former Cornelius Commissioner Jeff Hare, Former Cornelius Commissioner Bruce Trimbur, Former Cornelius Commissioner Jim Bensman, Former Cornelius Mayor Gary Knox, Huntersville Commissioner Danny Phillips, Huntersville Commissioner Rob Kidwell, Former Huntersville Commissioner Brian Sisson, Former Lake Norman Chamber Chairwoman Wendy Moran, Former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman Robert Reed, Former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer, and Former Mecklenburg County Republican Party Chair Lee Teague.