Wesley Harris, Democrat for NC Treasurer, launches TV spot highlighting overwhelming strength in endorsements


February 12th, 2024

Charlotte, NC — The Wesley Harris for North Carolina campaign will launch its first TV spot of the 2024 primary election this week, highlighting Harris’ more than 180 endorsements in the Democratic primary. Harris has been endorsed by eight current and former members of Congress, including every Democrat who currently represents North Carolina in the US House, 72 current and former Democratic state legislators, and 90 current and former Democratic local officials, among others.

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“Ours is the only campaign for State Treasurer that has the experience and has built the relationships in state government needed to effectively accomplish the job,” Wesley Harris said. “I have the trust of the leaders who fight for our people every single day in every conceivable venue, from the halls of the US Congress to our local school boards, and as voters begin heading to the polls this week, it’s critical that they understand I’m the only candidate who has earned this level of trust.”

In addition to the individual endorsements highlighted in the video and several other organizational endorsements, Harris has also been endorsed by EMPAC, the political action committee of the State Employees’ Association of North Carolina, and the Great Public Schools Fund, the political action committee of the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Harris is the first Democrat to receive the endorsement of both EMPAC and the Great Public Schools fund in over a decade, signaling strong support from the professional organizations representing the state employees who depend on the Treasurer’s sound management of the State Pension Plan and State Health Plan.

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.

You can learn more about Wesley Harris at HarrisForNC.com.

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