Thursday, 07 November 2019 23:10

McInnis announces re-election bid for N.C. Senate

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ROCKINGHAM — State Senator Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, announced (Thursday) that he will be seeking re-election in the 25th Senate District, which includes Anson, Richmond, Scotland and Moore counties — and stretches from Peachland to Maxton to Glendon. 

McInnis is a lifelong resident of the district, the son of a local farmer and public-school teacher. He is a small business owner who served on the Richmond County Board of Education before his election to the State Senate in 2014. McInnis and his wife, Janice, have four children and 11 grandchildren. 

“I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished for the 25th District in just a few short years. It’s been one of the great honors of my life to represent the community I love and call home in the State Senate. If the people choose to send me to Raleigh for another term, I promise to continue providing the very best constituent services in the state and continue championing the conservative North Carolina values we share. I humbly seek your support, your vote and your prayers as we begin the 2020 election campaign, and I remain available to assist every citizen who may have a need that can be address by state government.” 

A few of the many reforms McInnis has championed: 

  • Pay increases for public school teachers and state employees. 
  • Tax relief for working and middle-class families, and small businesses. 
  • The STOP ACT, a bipartisan reform to help end the opioid epidemic. 
  • Changes to our education system that allow more vocational classes to be taught on every high school campus in the state for those students who do not plan to attend a 4-year college or university as well as changes that allow additional paths to teacher licensure. 
  • Funding and reforms for safe roads, ports, airports, railroads and bridges through the Chairmanship of the Transportation Committee for Appropriations and Policy. 
  • Public safety improvements and support for law enforcement that were recognized by the Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association. 
  • 2nd Amendment protections and protections for the unborn.