GOP House Candidates Tout Business Experience
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 26, 2012
By Mike Barnhardt
COUNTY LINE – Two Republican candidates for the State House of Representatives and the only Democrat seeking the office spoke to voters here last month.
Bill Whiteheart of Lewisville is challenging Republican incumbent Julia C. Howard of Mocksville in the May primary. Democrat Christina Vazquez is also on the ballot, and will face the winner in November.
Whiteheart said he has owned a small business for 42 years, and has held blue collar and white collar jobs. “I understand the work ethic. Small businesses are the champions of North Carolina.”
He said he was named the “most conservative” county commissioner in Forsyth County, and fought for expanding the use of conceal and carry in parks. “We need to put more guns into the hands of good guys.”
Whiteheart supports voter ID laws and opening meetings with prayer. While he is one of few candidates without a website, he said voters can “Google” his name and find out more.
Howard said she has operated a business in Davie County for 40 years. “There’s not a whole lot about me you don’t already know. The thing most important to me is creating and bringing jobs to this county …