Greensboro, NC – On Wednesday, Representative Mark Walker (R-NC) filed a Notice of Candidacy in North Carolina’s redrawn Sixth Congressional District. Walker, a Baptist pastor from Greensboro, was first elected to in 2014 after a nine-way primary and heavily contested run-off.
“Under these new maps, I welcome the opportunity to provide Randolph, Chatham and Lee Counties – along with new areas in Alamance and Guilford Counties – with a strong conservative voice in Washington,” said Walker. “Several constituents have voiced concerns over the division of Greensboro between Congressional Districts, but please know that I remain committed to serving the entire Greensboro and Guilford County community.”
Since taking office in January 2015, Rep. Walker has led the fight to protect the most vulnerable among us, the unborn and those fallen victim to human trafficking. Rep. Walker’s legislative accomplishments include House passage of the Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015 (HR 460) and the A-PLUS Act (HR 3421), which would allow states to opt-out of all federal education programs and mandates while retaining their share of federal funding. Rep. Walker has joined other members in seeking to enact term limits and pass a balanced budget amendment. He led the fight to repeal Obamacare through budget reconciliation and has worked to provide tax relief to domestic manufactures.
“Over the next few weeks and months, I look forward to building relationships and sharing our foundational conservative message; that individual liberty, economic opportunity and limited, constitutional government is the best path forward for our great country and all its people.”