Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mike Winstead Endorses Jon Hardister for NC House

Guilford County Commissioner Mike Winstead has publicly endorsed our campaign for NC House. It is an honor to receive this endorsement, and I appreciate Mike's support. 

Winstead, a Republican, is currently serving his second term on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners. He offered the following letter as an endorsement of our campaign:

To the Voters of NC House District 59,

I would like to publicly express my support for Jon Hardister, candidate for NC House District 59. Jon is a sincere, hard-working individual who truly wants to make a difference in our state government. He understands the issue that are facing our citizens, and he has the right temperament for the job.

With a background of working in a small business, Jon has a unique perspective of the problems we are facing. he understands that we must rely on the private sector, not the government, to get our economy back on sound footing. He will advocate for less government, and he will bring a responsible approach to how our tax dollars are spent.

When I first met Jon, I was impressed with his passion to get involved with public service. It was clear that he has sincere concerns about our future. I am confident that he will work hard and dedicate himself to addressing the concerns of our citizens.

Furthermore, I hope that you will join me in voting for Jon Hardister in the Primary Election on May 8. There is no question in my mind that he is the right person for this job. I look forward to voting for him, and I would be proud to have him as my representative.

Mike Winstead, Jr.
Greensboro, NC

Friday, April 20, 2012

Letter to the Editor (4/19/2012)

The following is a letter to the Editor that appeared in the Thursday, April 19 edition of the Rhino Times:

Voting for Hardister 

 Twenty-five years ago, my backyard neighbor, who was always complaining about local government, told me he had not registered to vote because he didn't want to serve jury duty. It made me realize that if you don't get involved, you deserve what you get.

 Jump ahead to today and a knock on my front door. When I go to open it, standing there is a young man who introduces himself to me by saying, "I'm Jon Hardister, and I'm running for the North Carolina House." He tells me he was raised in Greensboro, attended high school here and graduated with a degree in political science.

 Notice he still hasn't told me if he was running as a Republican or a Democrat. He does tell me his leadership skills didn't evolve overnight, but came from hard work in the private sector.

 He tells me he has a vision for North Carolina. He wants our state to be business friendly. He wants to control spending, lower taxes. He wants to make government more efficient. He believes education is the key to good jobs in the community. I may be registered Unaffiliated but I will be voting for Jon Hardister.

John Woolsey 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Letter to the Editor (3/27/2012)

Below is a letter to the Editor in support of my campaign for NC House that was published in the Greensboro News & Record. It was written by a gentleman whom I met on the campaign trail. It is a very thoughtful letter, and I appreciate the kind words.

Hardister impresses with ideas and insight

Recently I received a surprise visit from a very nice young man who was walking the streets soliciting support for the upcoming state election. He was surprising in that he is a university graduate and wants to give back to his state by serving in the government. He was a handsome, well-groomed and very well-spoken person. He raised many questions about our local and state government and proposed answers. He also raised other general questions. His goal is to seek election as a North Carolina state representative.

I encouraged him and wished him well and expected to see him reach his goal. I was amazed at his insight into the government and his concept of the issues raised. I believe he would make a valuable asset to the government and urge your support for his election. His name is Jon Hardister, and I believe he has much to add to the state government. I encourage you also to support Jon.

Al Myrick