Stark contrast in House race
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
I would like to discuss the two candidates for N.C. House District 9. There are two entirely different candidates from which to choose.
One, Dr. Greg Murphy, has represented District 9 for the last three years with honor, integrity and experience. He has been a business owner for 25 years, a practicing and caring physician in our region for a quarter century and has repeatedly shown that he places policy over partisan politics. He has served the poor around the world and Pitt County for over 30 years. He studies issues from all sides and makes decisions based upon what is best for our region not only for the present but for the future. Murphy reaches across the aisle to the betterment of all of us. He is an extremely rare find for someone who is willing to serve in public office.
On the other hand you have Kris Rixon, who is a 24-year-old recent college graduate with no full time employment experience whatsoever. He is proud to proclaim that he is a socialist who only knows how to protest and does not offer real world solutions. He only speaks to the politics of emotion and has no idea on how to deal with the practicality of balancing a budget or solving complex problems. If elected, he will tax our citizens into oblivion. While I applaud his enthusiasm, he is simply unqualified for public office.
We have two markedly different individuals who are running for this office. One is seasoned by life and real-world experience and offers us a professional and optimistic future. The other is a young man with only protests to offer. I would urge everyone to get out and vote for Murphy. He has served us well, is extremely accessible and a great listener, and we desperately need him to continue to fight for Pitt County and eastern North Carolina.