GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With the primary election just a week away, Republican voters in the state will choose between current Governor Pat McCrory, and former state House Representative Robert Brawley for governor.
Both candidates boost their past service to the state in their campaigns.
McCrory is running on the platform of helping the state have a comeback by improving education, infrastructure, the economy, and healthcare.
“We’re going to be talking about mental health and addiction, which is a major issue in the state. It’s not being talked about enough,” McCrory said.
Recently, McCrory has been in the news opposing the Charlotte City Council’s decision to expand LGBT rights, which would allow transgender individuals to choose the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
McCrory said that would be an invasion of privacy, and wants the state to take action.
Robert Brawley had served in the state House for more than 20 years. His campaign slogan, “together we can”, aims to unite people from all parties for the common good.
He opposes toll roads in the state and believes in governments that are transparent. He also said he believed current leaders have run the state’s education system into the ground.
“Let’s get the federal government out of the classroom. Let’s get the state government out of the classroom. Give that classroom back to the teacher, and then pay the teacher for taking that responsibility and authority,” Brawley said.