Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mattie Lawson to Run for NC House for District 6

February 9, 2014

A long-time Republican, Mattie Lawson has just announced she will file to run for NC House District 6 to strengthen the conservative base in the NC General Assembly. The district is currently represented by a Democrat in a Republican led General Assembly causing the district to struggle to achieve a voice.

The District consists of Dare County, Washington County, Hyde County and the northern portion of Beaufort County.

A Dare County home-owner for 11 years, Mattie Lawson is a principled activist known for working hard for common sense, non-partisan conservative causes at the local, state and federal levels. One of her passions is opposition to the over-regulation of the seafood production industry that adversely affects the livelihoods of local seafood producers and relegates consumers to sickly, uninspected seafood imported here too often from third world countries. Another issue is the rising cost of living that limits job growth and burdens young families. She was an early proponent of stopping the Briggert-Waters Act of 2012 that greatly raises flood insurance costs on coastal property owners and yet fails to reform the poorly managed Federal Flood Insurance Program. She supports the Oregon Inlet Waterways Commission and the Oregon Inlet Task Force as a concerned citizen and occasionally as Senator Bill Cook’s representative.

Lawson ran for NC House District 6 in 2012. She won the primary against two challengers, including a seasoned Democrat politician who had just recently turned Republican to run in the race, Arthur Williams of Beaufort County. She won the run-off election, also, but lost the General Election to insurance businessman Democrat Paul Tine by a bit over 1% of the votes cast. In the General Election it is notable that she won both hers and Tine’s home county, Dare, the most populous county of the four county District. She won by a large margin in Beaufort County, the second most populous county. This race was characterized by the media as the most carefully watched election in North Carolina in 2012.

Lawson is the Vice-Chair for the Dare County Republican Party. She is a voting member of the Republican Third Congressional District and a voting member of the NC State Republican Party Executive Committee. Lawson has extensive leadership experience with numerous committees. She leads the OBX TEA Party. She has participated in taxpayer and TEA Party activities across the country since 2009 when the TEA Party movement rebelled against out-of-control spending and taxing by Washington, DC, bureaucrats.

Lawson retired from a corporate position with Raytheon as a Principal Systems Engineer for the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) where she served as the Process Engineering Department Head. Her lean processes and defect reduction skills as a Six Sigma expert serves as the basis for the small business consulting service she operates out of her Kill Devils Hills residence. Her college years were spent at Radford University and Rollins College at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. She is married with 3 children and 11 grandchildren. Her home church is Liberty Christian Fellowship in Colington.

Lawson said she is confident her training and experience in helping make organizations efficient and effective will be an asset when she serves in the General Assembly.

It is vital that our law-abiding citizens stop being held hostage to the whims of the anti-American federal administration. Together, Lawson believes, we can help North Carolina can RECLAIM THE DREAM. That dream is that America is the greatest nation on earth because of the founding principles that served our nation so well. She works constantly to help our nation return to its Founding Principles of smaller government with lower taxes, less abusive regulations, less intrusion into our private lives and stronger protections of our liberties. We can create jobs and build the economy back to where it should be. We can encourage a free market system with freedom of religion, the freedom to defend ourselves and our private property and the freedom to pursue integrity (what John Adams meant by "the pursuit of happiness").

Follow her campaign on Facebook at Lawson Reclaiming the Dream 2014.

Questions or an interest in sponsoring a fund-raiser? Call Mattie at 252-619-1225

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