New Bern businessman and attorney Whit Whitley announced Monday he's running for the North Carolina General Assembly District 3 seat representing Beaufort, Craven, and Pamlico Counties.
Whitley, a Democrat, is a native of Kinston and graduated from Kinston High School in 1987. He graduated from Appalachian State University and holds a law degree from the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
Whitley says, "Our government system is frozen because of the hyper-partisanship we are seeing in our politics today. I'm running because I believe we need a State Representative who will be a consensus builder, who will listen as much as he talks, and will work to reach across the aisle to do what's right to advance the interests of House District 3 and our state."
Whitley says, "We aren't advancing the future of North Carolina when we are cutting education budgets hurting our children and the next generation. My priorities will be to invest in our public schools and teachers, to invest in pre-K, community colleges, and our state university system. It's clear that a strong and vital public education system is what attracts business to this area and is the path to economic growth and progress."
Whitley is the managing partner of The Whitley Law Firm.