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Conservatism needed in 3rd District


Sunday, April 15, 2018

In 2014 I had the opportunity to intern for Congressman Walter Jones. I was a junior in college, new to the political arena, and excited to be helping with what I thought was a "good cause." I was stuck in thought that Rep. Jones was going up against an "evil lobbyist" trying to sell out our district.

However, after that race, I began to do my own research. To my surprise, I saw parts of Jones’ record that many people do not know, and I was disappointed at what was behind the curtain. From missing Armed Service Committee meetings (the only committee he sits on), to voting against our National Defense Authorization Act, voting against Israel (he received money from J-Street Lobbying Firm, an anti-Israel lobbying group) and as of late, voting against the Republican Tax Plan.

As a conservative, I know that the principles of a conservative are to have ethical understanding of topics restored while seeking limited government and standing up for individual rights.

Scott Dacey, knows the true meaning. His conservative values align with this district and he truly has the best interests of eastern North Carolina in mind. He will stand up for life, smaller government, and free market principles to put our economy back to work. Dacey has worked hard as county commissioner, from helping lead the battle against of the opioid crisis to standing up for Cherry Point Air Base in Havelock.

President George W. Bush once said in an address to the nation, “We're in a fight for our principles, and our first responsibility is to live by them.” I have great respect for Congressman Jones, but after seeing his record, I believe eastern North Carolina deserves better.

That's why I strongly encourage my fellow Republicans to support Scott Dacey for Congress.

Blake Belch



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April 23, 2018

In the race for Pitt County District Attorney, there is one choice that stands above the rest: Glenn Perry.

I was a law enforcement officer with the Farmville Police Department for 28 years, working narcotics and criminal investigations over half of my career. I spent several years of my career as…

April 23, 2018

This letter is to express my support for Tony Williams as sheriff of Pitt County. I have known Tony for almost his entire life as we are both lifelong residents of the Black Jack community. I have always found him to be a man who cares deeply for his country, county, and community. He demonstrates…

April 23, 2018

The time is near for Pitt County voters to go to the polls for the District Attorney primary. I hope Republican and unaffiliated voters will join me in voting for Glenn Perry on May 8. I have had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Perry in action during my many years in law enforcement, and I have no doubt…

April 22, 2018

In a recent letter to the Daily Reflector, pharmacologist Ken Soderstrom cited the 2015 Friedman case to bolster his view that Justice Scalia would have extended Second Amendment protection to semiautomatic rifles.

In Friedman, the Supreme Court refused to review a federal appeals court decision…

April 22, 2018

April 22-28 is National Therapy Animal Week. I want to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animal teams who bring comfort and healing to those in need in eastern North Carolina.

Therapy animals and their handlers can be found helping people of all ages in a variety of settings including…

April 22, 2018

As a county commissioner, I take the safety of our community very seriously. Having a tough, trusted, and fair district attorney is extremely important in keeping our citizens safe. I didn’t arrive at that conclusion from being a politician. That belief comes from the experience gathered as…

April 22, 2018

As a judge I worked with Lee Allen while he prosecuted criminal cases in the Superior Court. Without reservation I fully endorse Lee for district attorney for Pitt County.

Lee Allen is the right man for this very powerful and important position. Lee was hired by Tom Haigwood in the mid-1990s. Until…

April 21, 2018

I strongly support Lee Allen for district attorney in the coming election. Lee is a military veteran and is active with veterans groups. He has past experience with the District Attorney’s Office, and with his experience, character and excellent leadership, I think Lee is the best candidate…

April 21, 2018

We are writing to offer our wholehearted support for Lee Allen, the Republican candidate for Pitt County District Attorney.

We have known Lee Allen for the past five years, and as a man, Lee holds strong family values and a world view that mirrors that of most of the constituents in Pitt County. As…

April 21, 2018

Did you know that a recent survey estimated that more than 450,000 North Carolina residents experienced alcohol abuse or addiction in the last year? April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse would like for you to cover the topic of alcohol use disorders and…

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