RALEIGH – Several GOP primary races for the N.C. General Assembly offer great choices for conservatives looking to promote the principles of limited government on Jones Street. Glen Bradley is yet another great representative of these principles, and one that has previous experience doing just that in the legislature.
Bradley is facing Nash County Commissioner Lisa Barnes in the Republican primary race for N.C. House District 7, but the best choice for voters next Tuesday is clearly Bradley.
“Bradley, 44, who previously served a term in the N.C. House, said he’s a principled constitutional conservative who will stand up for the issues facing the district and won’t roll over and do whatever leadership says. He’s been endorsed by the NRA and Grassroots NC.
“I have solid experience in the legislature, a great working relationship with Speaker Tim Moore and the conservative caucus, and I’ve been endorsed by Rep. Michael Speciale and Rep. Larry Pittman,” Bradley said.”
Speciale and Pittman are two conservative rocks in the N.C. House that are unafraid to rock the boat for the purposes of advancing common sense conservative principles. Their endorsement should give voters confidence that Bradley is at no risk of selling out once stepping into the chamber.
While his opponent focuses a lot of energy on promoting taxpayer-funded broadband services – a Big Government approach that Democrats, and far too many Republicans in Raleigh sign on to – Bradley knows economic development is best achieved by driving policies that unshackle individuals and business owners from regulatory burdens and spur job growth while shrinking the government footprint.
“The most important issue facing the district is job growth and the economy, Bradley said.
“In 2011, I spent nearly all of my time and effort on HB586 NC Job Growth and had the language from my bill inserted into the joint committee’s Regulatory Reform bill,” Bradley said. “They did not adopt my enforcement measures at the time.”
Bradley said he is the architect of the Carolina Comeback.
“I know how to increase job growth and prosperity for all of the citizens of our district, and I can finish the job I started and bring prosperity to everyone in Franklin and Nash,” Bradley said.
The term would be different than 2011-12 because Bradley said he had a much better relationship with Speaker Tim Moore than former Speaker Thom Tillis, and today there are five solid constitutional conservatives in the House while in 2011 he was all alone.
“Also, in 2011 I followed the Ron Paul model of intransigent confrontation, while in 2019 I will be following the Rand Paul model of cooperative accomplishments,” Bradley said.”
Not getting along with then-Speaker, now U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, earns Bradley a few points out of the gate.
Further, if Bradley were elected – other conservative hopefuls notwithstanding – he’d add critical mass to the conservative principles block in the House. This could mean a healthy amount of positive influence on legislation, especially if the super-majority thins, or is lost altogether. Essentially a House Freedom Caucus on a state level.
The District 7 incumbent is Democrat Rep. Bobbie Richardson (R-Franklin) who currently serves as the minority whip in the House and serves on the Executive Committee of the N.C. Democratic Party.
If anyone is going to best Richardson in the general election, it will be the candidate that offers a clear alternative to the Democrat while articulating a formidable defense of the conservative values that Nash and Franklin counties embody.
Bradley is clearly that candidate, especially considering that Barnes is pushing Big Government policies identical to those filed by the Democrat incumbent.
Learn more about the conservative choice for N.C. House 7 here.