Wesley’s Platform

For too many of our communities, the last few decades have shown what happens when the world leaves them behind. Lack of investment has left once-vibrant places hollowed out, and our most vulnerable families have suffered as a result. Without opportunity, folks lose hope, which threatens the stability of not only our economy, but our very democracy. Our state is overflowing with potential, but to make opportunity accessible to every North Carolinian, we need a state government and we need a Treasurer who’s willing to invest in the most valuable asset we have: our people.

Every opportunity Wesley had in his life—from the speech therapy he and his twin sister received as children to his four years at Carolina—was because he grew up in a state that had his back and that invested in his potential. North Carolina used to be a place where that was true for everyone, no matter their background or their ZIP code, and together, we can renew our promise to our people and become that state again.

Let’s think and plan not just for tomorrow, but for years to come

As Treasurer, Wesley Harris will be an advocate for long-term thinking that will keep our state financially solvent for years to come. For too long, the Treasurer’s office has failed to look past tomorrow and adequately prepare our state for the challenges of the future. While doing so may yield results in the short-term, it leaves North Carolina’s funds vulnerable as our economy changes over time. By getting ahead of changing economic headwinds, we can work to support tomorrow’s economy today.

Let’s protect our state bond ratings and expand our investment capacity

North Carolina is one of only twelve states with a AAA credit rating, the highest possible. A strong bond rating allows our state to do more for our people, getting better rates as we seek to invest in infrastructure that improves people’s lives, like schools, clean water, and safe transportation. But we’re leaving growth on the table, with a larger portion of our pension fund sitting in cash than any comparable state. As Treasurer, Wesley will use his economic know-how to expand our capacity for investment and make all our lives better.

Let’s do right by our state employees

Growing up as the son of a lifelong public school teacher, Wesley saw firsthand how the benefits that the state offers affect our state employees and their families. In order to ensure the best possible future for our state, we need to have reliable benefits that will attract world-class employees to our schools and other public service jobs. Wesley will always make wise investment decisions that ensure we can reward public service with affordable healthcare and a great retirement.

Let’s empower our people to know what’s happening with our state’s finances

They say that sunlight is the best disinfectant—and as State Treasurer, Wesley will make sure that information about our state’s financial situation is easily accessible to any North Carolinian who wants to know more. Additionally, Wesley will make it his mission to travel the state and ensure that our people have the opportunity to know what’s going on with fiscal policy so that people have the tools to hold their government accountable.

Let’s depoliticize the Treasurer’s office and focus on great returns

The Treasurer’s office shouldn’t be a playground for partisan games—but at times, it has been. The current Treasurer has worked to deny healthcare to state employees who are part of vulnerable minority groups and to meddle in private companies’ affairs because they supported policies he disliked. As Treasurer, Wesley will cut out the games and just focus on providing excellent value to North Carolina taxpayers.

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