Wesley Harris Announces Run For Treasurer

March 13th, 2023

Charlotte, NC — Today, Wesley Harris, economist and Representative for NC State House district 105, launched his statewide campaign for North Carolina State Treasurer. In his announcement video, HARRIS touts his personal experiences growing up in rural NC, his background in economics, and emphasizes the importance of investing in our communities.

“I’ve experienced firsthand what North Carolina can be at its best, and I’ve seen what happens when we turn our backs on our neighbors. I’ve fought for you in the legislature, but it’s time to take that fight to the next level,” continued Harris. “That’s why I’m running to be your next State Treasurer.”


“Our state is overflowing with potential,” said Harris. “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.”

About Wesley Harris:

Wesley Harris currently represents district 105 in the NC House of Representatives covering the Ballantyne and Pineville areas of Mecklenburg County. First elected in 2018, his victory helped break the Republican supermajority in the North Carolina Legislature.

Since then, Wesley has become the leading messenger and policy expert for economic and financial issues in the General Assembly, diving deep into the numbers in order to advocate for working families.

Wesley Harris is also the only PhD Economist in the North Carolina Legislature.

Wesley Harris is a North Carolinian, born and bred. He grew up in Taylorsville and Statesville, North Carolina and graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics. He went on to earn his PhD in Economics from Clemson University.

Today he works as an Economic Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Economics.

“Together, we can show this country what happens when government is a force for good again in our communities.” — Wesley Harris

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