A BRIGHTER FUTURE
When I look out across this district, I see an amazing diversity of people from all parts of the country, and with varied professions from bankers to mechanics, teachers to doctors, soldiers to clergymen. We each have our own unique story. For me, my story begins in Jacksonville, Florida, and while I may not be a native North Carolinian, I can honestly say that I got here as fast as I could.
I graduated from Cape Fear Christian Academy where the Christian values impressed upon me by my parents were reinforced and strengthened. After high school, I graduated from Guilford College, and between college and attending law school, I worked as a third shift weaving supervisor for Cone Mills where I truly learned the meaning of earning a day’s wage and the value of hard work.
I left the mill to attend law school, excited about the opportunities. During law school, I worked on a dairy farm where I witnessed firsthand the dedication and importance of the American farmer. This experience left such a lasting impression upon me, that when I served on the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, and later as Chairman, I pushed to create and fund the Elma C. Lomax Incubator farm to train the next generation of Cabarrus County farmers.
After graduating from law school, I began my legal career serving the people of North Carolina as an assistant district attorney, and while I am presently in private practice, I continue to serve the people of Cabarrus County as legal counsel for the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services, protecting adults, establishing and collecting child support to help children and protecting abused, neglected and dependent children.