My name is Rodney Alexander, and I am running for North Carolina House of Representatives, District 13.
I hope I can count on your vote on November 8, 2016 so that we can work together to build a bright future for Carteret and Jones Counties.
I am married (20 years) and have three children, two of whom are in public schools in District 13. My mother and father were the children of sharecroppers. I graduated from NC public schools, then worked many different jobs, including as a sand blaster/utility man before working my way through community college and college while driving a school bus. After college, I worked my way through law school. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to work my way through good public schools and ultimately to manage my own business.
I am qualified to represent you in the North Carolina Legislature.
I remember what it's like to get by on almost nothing, so I understand and empathize with the struggles of hard working North Carolinians.
I was raised in North Carolina and have spent most of my life here, so I know what matters to you.
I am not a career politician, so I will represent your interests because I have not sold out.
In addition to my law degree, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and one-half of a Master's Degree in Public Administration, so I know how government works.
I have been a practicing lawyer since 1988, so I am well versed in the law, including our state's statutes, rules and regulations.
I served as an assistant district attorney for two years, so I know about the issues with our criminal justice system.
I earned partnership at one of the ten largest law firms in the world, so I have proven my ability to succeed.
I have started and run my own successful business, so I know what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
I am a hard worker.
I have three children, one of whom is intellectually and physically disabled, so I know what it's like to navigate and battle the health care system, including Medicare and Medicaid.
I know how to work well with people, and I know how to stand up to those who won't act reasonably.
I believe our elected representatives should be fiscally responsible, accountable, dependable, accessible, and fair. I want our families to have access to a good education system, good jobs and decent health care (physical and mental). And, we need a state tax code that is fair to wage earners.
I am proud to be from a working class family, and you deserve to be represented by someone who knows what it’s like to be part of a hard-working family and who will represent your interests in Raleigh.
Our government has been taken over by Big Money. Our policies are misguided because our elected representatives don’t answer to the people any more--they answer to Big Banks, Big Oil, Big Businesses and Billionaires that spend millions of dollars each year to interfere in the political process so they can advance policies that help them and hurt the People. It’s time to TAKE OUR GOVERNMENT BACK.