Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Press Release: Rep. Hardister to Seek Reelection

January 15, 2014


Rep. Jon Hardister

Rep. Hardister to Seek Reelection

Agenda will Include Improved Job Growth, Government Reform and Increased Teacher Pay

Greensboro, NC - Today Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) announced his intentions to seek reelection to the NC House of Representatives.

"After careful consideration I have decided to seek a second term in the NC House," Hardister said. "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our community, and it is my hope that the citizens of Guilford County will allow me to continue serving."

Hardister cited tax reform as a major accomplishment made by the legislature last year. "It had become imperative that we simplify our tax code and lower tax rates in North Carolina," Hardister said. "Reforming our tax code was an important step in making our State more attractive for job creation."

"Other important legislative measures that were made last year include the passage of a balanced budget, reducing regulations on the private sector, and allowing parents to have more control over their children's education," Hardister said.

Hardister said that increasing teacher pay and improving the Medicaid system will be notable goals in this year's legislative session. He also said that it will be important to continue working to make government more efficient and to promote sound economic policies.

"There is more work to do, but the process of making North Carolina the best place to live, work, and raise a family has begun," Hardister said.

Hardister was elected to the NC House in 2012 and is currently serving his first term as a legislator. Four of the bills that Hardister filed as the lead sponsor have become law, along with numerous bills that he cosponsored. He received a high rating by the NC Chamber of Commerce and the NC Free Enterprise Foundation for his work in the 2013 legislative session.