NC-11 – The unexpected news that influential Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) would not be seeking reelection in 2020 has set the stage for a active Republican primary. We’ve highlighted a couple of those candidates vying to fill the shoes of Meadows for western North Carolina, including his own deputy chief of staff. Another notable entry in the race is N.C. Senator Jim Davis (R-Macon).
Davis has served in the state senate for 5 terms representing all or part of seven western counties during a decade of successful Republican tax and regulatory reforms. Currentlyt Davis serves as chair of the N.C. Senate’s Transportation Committee and Appropriations Committee on Transportation. Previously, he said he would not seek reelection to the General Assembly in 2020, but the void left by Meadows meant that his service to the state was not over.
“Congressman Mark Meadows’ retirement is a huge blow to Western North Carolina and movement conservatives all across our state and country. I know I can’t fill Mark’s shoes but my experience in the State Senate shows I will stand with President Trump and fight for Western North Carolina’s conservative values,” said Davis in a statement.
In a press release Davis is described as “an instrumental part of the conservative revolution that has swept across North Carolina since 2010 by balancing budgets, reducing taxes, improving the regulatory environment, jumpstarting economic growth, and safeguarding the Second Amendment.“
When faced with replacing one of the more effective and influential congressmen in the nation, let alone the state, voters are well served by having more choices. The 11th District Republican primary will certainly feature a lot of choices, by which voters will be inundated in the coming weeks.