Letter to the Editor: Bob Rucho is best choice for N.C. Senate seat

Posted at 4:01 PM on Apr 15, 2018


To the Editor:

The best choice for the 34th District N.C. Senate race is Bob Rucho. Over the last couple of months I have gotten to know Mr. Rucho very well. He is very approachable, down to earth and willing to listen to all concerns.

He has stood up to lobbyists who disagreed with his tax reform package and even stood up to leadership in his own party when they tried to water down his tax reform plan. Under Mr. Rucho’s leadership, our top individual income tax rate was lowered from 7.75% to 5.75%. The corporate rate went from 6.9% to 5%, which made our state more attractive to employers. The zero tax bracket went from $11,000 to $20,000, which benefited our lower income neighbors and removed the tax burden entirely for about 150,000 taxpayers. We need a state senator with bold ideas who is not afraid to make waves.

Mr. Rucho stands for our conservative values and will make sure our voices are heard in Raleigh. His record proves it. He is pro-life, pro Second Amendment, and he has stood up to the progressive left time and time again. When our state was in the middle of the HB2 “Bathroom Bill” controversy, Mr. Rucho stood up for us. He said, “It’s time to stop being intimidated and extorted by the political correct police because there is no telling where this ends.”

As you evaluate the candidates for N.C. Senate who call themselves “conservative,” ask them what it means. Are they just saying what it takes to get elected?

Mr. Rucho has the experience needed to represent us in Raleigh and will be able to hit the ground running on day one. I ask that you carefully consider all the candidates' qualifications and experience. Put aside the political hype and vote Bob Rucho for N.C. Senate.

Bryan Shoemaker

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