Davis Vying for Nomination in Sixth

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6th District Democrat candidate Bruce Davis
Throughout much of our history, Triad area residents have been represented by at least two congressmen. But now, thanks to various court rulings and legislative maneuverings, Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem will all fall into the newly formed 6th District, as well as all of Guilford County and much of Forsyth. The new alignment favors a Democrat, so Republican incumbent Mark Walker declined to seek another term. As a result, two Republicans and five Democrats filed for the open seat, and they will seek their party’s nomination in the March 3rd primary.

Democrat Bruce Davis is a native of High Point, a graduate of High Point University, and founder of Kid Appeal Learning Center. He served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, and three terms on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners. This is Bruce’s second run for Congress. The first was in 2016, when he was defeated by Republican Ted Budd in what was then the 13th District.  Bruce and his wife Angela have five children and one granddaughter. Davis appeared on Triad Today this past weekend. Here are highlights of our conversation:

 


JL: Why are you running for Congress?

BD: First of all, I’ve served as a county commissioner, and served on a number of boards in our community. And I’ve always wanted the opportunity to do more for more people as I work in the political arena.

JL: What are your priorities in terms of issues and problems that you’d want to address when elected?

BD: One of the main issues we’re faced with is affordable housing, which ties into poverty within our community. We have roughly a 15.7% poverty rate in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District, and that equates to about 144,000 people who are making less than $24,000 a year for a family of four. We need to be lifting folks out of poverty through livable wages and finding greater opportunities for them.

JL: President Trump said recently that he would now consider cutting back on social security and Medicare . Any thoughts on that?

BD: It’s a Republican thought. Some of them want to shrink the size of government to the point that you can drown it in a bathtub. That’s the direction they’d like to go, but I think people who need help, deserve help.

JL: You’re a veteran and you’ve always been concerned about the care veterans receive.

BD: The other night I was standing outside of my Greensboro office, and a young lady came up to me and said, “Hey, I’m a veteran. Can you help me get something to eat?” She was also pregnant and homeless. And when you see people who have served the nation, some have given life and limb, and they’re out on the streets struggling, it pains me, it really does. We should be taking better care of our veterans.

JL: Are you for or against term limits?

BD: I don’t see a necessity for term limits by law. I think your constituents will decide when you need to move on, or when there’s a better choice available. But personally, I don’t believe in staying anywhere too long, which is why I only did three terms on the county commissioners.

JL: What is it about your background and experience that will make you an effective congressman?

BD: I’ve been able to work across party lines. With the Carolina Field of Honor, I had to work with Republicans and Democrats on the Guilford County board of commissioners, then I worked with the Forsyth board, and we were able to get the land to build the largest veterans memorial outside of Washington, D.C. There are other instances where I’ve been able to work with both sides. That’s what we need in Washington, not the fighting, but working together.

 


For more information, visit BruceForNC.com.

 
 

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