Vote for the Chatham County Republican candidates

By Rolin Mainuddin

Pittsboro, NC – A lawyer by training, and with business experience, Robert Thomas is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 4. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, he is for building the wall in opposing illegal immigration into the United States.

Elected to office in 2017, incumbent Ted Budd is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, District 13. With an MA from Dallas Theological Seminary and an MBA from Wake Forest University, he is an investment analyst. A strong proponent of the Second Amendment, Budd owns a gun range in Rural Hall, North Carolina.

Chatham County Republican candidates

Tom Glendinning is running for the N.C. State Senate, District 23. Attentive to safety and security, he is a strong advocate for property rights. In favoring a growing economy to ensure job opportunities, Glendinning opposes discrimination against seniors.

George Gilson, Jr., is running for the N.C. State House, District 54. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, he believes in small government and personal accountability. An advocate of the free-market economy for job growth, Gilson opposes excessive tax and run-away spending. Opposed to open borders, he favors legal immigration and voter ID law.

Jay Stobbs is running for the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, District 1. He is a retired Colonel with thirty years of service in the U.S. Army. After retiring from the army Stobbs worked as a Senior Scientist and Engineer for six years at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Opposed to raising property and sales taxes in Chatham County, and against removal of the Chatham County Confederate statue, Stobbs is committed to safeguarding farmlands in the western part of Chatham County from land use zoning.

Jimmy Pharr is a candidate for the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, District 2. A businessman and Bibble Professor, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a Communications specialist. Pharr is against raising property and sales taxes, removal of the Confederate statue, and zoning of farmlands in the western part of Chatham County.

Andy Wilkie is an incumbent candidate for the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, District 5. Appointed by the Board of Commissioners in 2019 to fill a vacancy, he served for six years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army Reserves at Fort Bragg. He created the Project Help non-profit for serving the homeless people in Sanford. Commissioner Wilkie is on the side of holding down taxes, respecting status quo of the Confederate statue, and protecting farmlands in the western part of Chatham County.

Ryan Armstrong is running for the Chatham County Board of Education, District 1. With 23 years of military service, he brings leadership and decision-making experience. In favor of competent preparedness and effective communications, Armstrong wants to be a voice for teachers, students, and parents. in advocating a two-tier revolving teaching schedule, he supports live-streaming classes.

Dennis Lewis is running for the Chatham County Board of Education, District 2. Promising to be a voice for parents on the board, he favors hybrid teaching that includes options for in-class and online teaching. In regard to the curricula, Lewis advocates attention to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and trade skills. Along with ensuring broad bandwidth access in rural areas, he would introduce JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) as an extra-curricular activity for students.