The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Local News

April 24, 2014

N.C. House candidates detail platforms

Thursday, April 24, 2014 — Republican voters in Stanly County and much of Montgomery will choose between two Albemarle businessmen in the N.C. House primary for the 67th District.

Incumbent Justin Burr, elected to the N.C. House in 2008, lists conservative and efficient government at the top of his platform. A key budget writer for the past two-terms, he has also served on the GOP leadership team as the party took control of the legislature with a supermajority in both chambers last year. The Speaker of the House appointed Burr chairman of the Appropriations Committee and vice chairman of Rules, Calendar and Operations, the two most powerful committees of the House. He was also named a 2013 Defender of Liberty by the American Conservative Union. Burr is a bail enforcement agent for Burr Bail Bonds and a licensed real estate broker.

Spurred into politics in the summer of 2011 by the controversy between Stanly County and Alcoa over the relicensing of dams and by a local bill filed by Burr, that he viewed as passed for “pure political reasons,” Peter Asciutto won a seat on the Stanly County Board of Commissioners in 2012.

He has made government transparency and keeping residents informed two of his priorities and prides himself on representing all of his constituents, regardless of party affiliation.

The owner of Vac & Dash in downtown Albemarle, Asciutto has said that, if elected, he will expand his current practice of working one day a month in a government department to the district and around the state.

The winner of the GOP Primary in the 67th District will face Nalin Mehta in the November General Election. Mehta is the sole Democrat to file for the office.

Luanne Williams is a freelance contributor for The Stanly News & Press.

Editor’s Note: Candidates for N.C. House were emailed a list of questions and a limit of 200 words per question. Here are their answers, which have been edited for length and clarity.

1
2 3 4 5 6 7
Text Only
Local News
  • Police chief resigns

    Stanfield is on the lookout for someone to lead its Police Department following the July 18 resignation of Chief James Schneider. Officer Corie Faggart has been named interim chief while the town seeks interviewees for the post.

    July 28, 2014

  • 24-27 back on list

    After an outpouring of public comment on the N.C. Highway 24-27 project,  the N.C. Department of Transportation says it may have a chance at funding once again.

    July 28, 2014

  • Youth Choir State youth choir shares message in scripture, song

    They came, they sang, they shared a message.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lending A Hand Red Cross, YMCA discuss emergency preparedness

    They may not be in the Coast Guard, or even in the Boy Scouts, but the kids at this year’s YMCA camp can now say they follow the same motto: always be prepared.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dragon Boat Resident wants to bring boat races to Stanly

    Ann Pressly is not ripping herself off with the idea of bringing dragon boat racing to Stanly County. She is just taking advantage of a good thing and something that is gaining in popularity.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board hopeful files to oppose Poole

    District 1 Board of Education member Melvin Poole has something he has not had since 1998, an opponent.

    July 21, 2014

  • Crisco died of heart issues

    An autopsy report released this week indicates former secretary of commerce Keith Crisco died from heart problems.

    July 18, 2014

  • Stanly projects stall

    Barring any major changes in the next couple of months it is unlikely that any highway projects in Stanly County will receive funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation next year.

    July 18, 2014

  • 4-H Students ‘power up’ over summer break

    “The Magic of Electricity” flowed freely at Stanly Community College recently as 15 youth, ages 9-13, gathered in an electronics lab for a 4-H Summer Blast class which had advertised that the youth would be “shocked” at what they could do.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tucker RNG powers to grid

    Two months after connecting to the power grid for the first time, Tucker RNG found itself featured in Biomass Magazine.

    July 16, 2014

House Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide