Wesley Harris Shows Strength With Endorsements

marzo 14th, 2023

Charlotte, NC — Yesterday, State Representative Wesley Harris announced his candidacy for North Carolina State Treasurer. This morning, he is proud to share endorsements from 78 current & past elected leaders representing 23 of North Carolina’s counties and every region of the state.

“I am so moved by the support I’ve received. This campaign is about investing in our people so that we can ensure no corner of this state feels left behind,” said HARRIS. “We have folks from all over the state supporting us in this campaign because North Carolinians are ready to have a government that believes in their potential.”

A full list of Rep. Harris’ endorsements can be viewed at https://harrisfornc.com/endorsements.

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.