Wesley Harris Reports Strong Fundraising Totals

julio 19th, 2023

Charlotte, NC — Wesley Harris for North Carolina reported today that, in the first half of 2023, the campaign has raised over $182,000, bringing its cash on hand to more than $124,000. 96% of the funds raised by the campaign came from within North Carolina, powered by more than 700 grassroots donations representing every corner of the state. In addition, 80% of the campaign donations were first-time donors to Wesley.

“Our fundraising showcases the same thing I’ve seen out on the campaign trail—that this campaign’s central messages of good government and investing in our people are resonating with North Carolinians of every background, and that voters are fired up and ready for change.” said Harris.

Wesley Harris’ strong fundraising support is also bolstered by a strong slate of endorsements from more than 150 current and former elected officials, including the vast majority of his Democratic colleagues in the General Assembly. In particular, Harris’ endorsements represent a strong vote of confidence from municipal elected officials who often work closely with the Treasurer’s office.

Wesley Harris is fighting for a vision of a North Carolina that sees its people as its greatest asset and invests in our communities to unlock their potential—and it’s clear that the people of North Carolina are ready for that vision to become reality.

Acerca de Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris grew up in rural Alexander and Iredell Counties, the son of a lifelong public school teacher and local banker.  A product of NC public schools, Harris graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics before receiving a PhD in Economics from Clemson.

Prior to being elected to the state legislature, Wesley served as an international tax economic consultant, and also taught at Clemson, the University of South Carolina, and UNC Charlotte. In 2018, he ran for NC House District 105 in South Charlotte, flipping it from Republican hands and becoming the first Democrat to represent the seat since it was created in 2003.

Since entering the General Assembly, as the only PhD Economist in the Legislature, Harris has been the leading messenger and policy expert for House Democrats on issues of economics and finance.

Last year, Harris announced he would run for State Treasurer in order to invest in our communities by supporting a robust health plan and pension plan for our state employees, assisting municipalities to make smart infrastructure investments via the Local Government Commission, and ensuring that every corner of North Carolina has the support and opportunities needed to succeed.