In 2018, we were proud to receive the endorsement of The Charlotte Observer:
If Republicans want to maintain their House supermajority, they must hold on to this conservative north Mecklenburg district, where incumbent Republican John Bradford faces a serious challenge from Democrat Christy Clark. We recommend Clark.
Bradford faces the ire of some in the anti-I-77 tolls crowd who believe his early support for a private toll lanes contract matters more than the opposition he has since voiced. Just as important: Bradford was a co-sponsor of HB2, a discriminatory law that did great damage to North Carolina’s reputation before the legislature crafted a replacement.
Clark, a Huntersville paralegal, knows her way around the General Assembly thanks to five years of work with gun violence prevention groups. She’s a moderate Democrat who has helped entrepreneurs and small business owners launch their companies. She’ll represent all of her district.