GREENSBORO – Trying to keep track of every election race going on in 2020 is a bit like trying to take a sip of water from a fire hose. A few of those races attract more attention, from the natural headliners like governor, to local races with notable dynamics. One of those notable dynamics is the change in landscape for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Congressman Mark Walker bowed out of the 2020 race in wake of redistricting that left Democrats with a significant advantage in the central North Carolina district.
Yet, Lee Haywood isn’t interested in ceding the ground to the Left just yet. The businessman, turned grassroots activist, turned Guildford County GOP Chairman is intent on giving voters an option for conservative, values-based, business-friendly government.
“[…] He cast his first vote for Ronald Reagan when Reagan ran for president and holds to many of Reagan’s principles, like a belief that individuals know what’s best for them more than a distant government worker or member of Congress. That’s why he believes more economic freedom of choice can improve many things, including health care.
“If it was left to the free market to implement, I think we would have a fair and balanced health care system – one that is market-based and affordable to all,” he said. That’s why he doesn’t think the Affordable Care Act can ever work. “I would like to start over and everything that was predicated on the lie that was passed, we do away with it.”
When asked if that’s feasible, at this point, he responded: “It is if you have the will to do so.”
“If we took government out of it as much as we possibly can and left it to the people to decide the level of health care coverage that they actually need, I think the cost would come down and it would be affordable for everybody,” Haywood said.
His campaign isn’t complicated.
“My three issues are getting rid of the (national) debt, immigration and education. We need to have a fair immigration policy. And we need to get rid of the Department of Education and turn it back over to the states,” he said. […]”