RALEIGH, N.C. – State Representative Ken Goodman, Democrat serving Richmond, Montgomery and Stanly Counties, announced Monday his plans to seek a fifth term to the North Carolina House of Representatives.
“Over the past seven years, I have focused my attention on job creation, improving our public schools and investing in our local communities,” Goodman said. “I want to continue that work, making sure that Raleigh doesn’t forget the rural regions of our state and that we have business leaders in the State Legislature who can offer common-sense solutions for our people on Main Street.”
For more than 40 years, Mr. Goodman owned and operated the R. W. Goodman Co., a furniture and appliance business in downtown Rockingham. He was a member of the Richmond County Board of Education, where he served as chairman. He has also been a member of numerous civic and charitable organizations over his career and is a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham
“I am a strong advocate for public schools because I know our public schools serve as the foundation to a better economy and an educated workforce,” Goodman said. “It is imperative that we continue to make investments in our public education system; starting with our classroom teachers.
“If we are going to be successful in job creation, we must have a public education system that can provide the tools our children will need to compete in a global economy,” Goodman added.
“Throughout my service in the State Legislature, my goal has been to advance public policy for the benefit of the citizens of my district,” Goodman continued. “I have accomplished this by eliminating partisan considerations when voting on issues and working across the aisle to get results. As a result of this approach, in a poll of House members, lobbyists and the Capitol Press Corps, I was rated as the most effective Democrat serving the House for that session.
“I look forward to mounting a vigorous campaign. I am reaching out to local officials and leaders across the district, and I look forward to meeting and talking with voters throughout the weeks and months ahead,” said Rep. Goodman.