December 2, 2019
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — With a long list of credentials, including retired Air Force colonel, former Guantanamo Bay chief prosecutor, and National Security expert, Moe Davis announced his candidacy for congress in North Carolina’s 11th district.
He will be running against incumbent, Republican Mark Meadows and Democratic candidates Michael O’Shea and Steve Woodsmall.
Davis said in his official campaign’s press release that he’s running for congress because he wants to address state issues like underfunded education and inaccessible healthcare.
His statements on social media address issues as well, like road infrastructure and economics.
Davis made this statement in his official press release below:
Western North Carolina ranks high in poverty and low in healthcare coverage and educational achievement. Mark Meadows has spent four terms in congress focusing solely on his own agenda and ignoring his constituents. When I represent this district, the only thing on my agenda will be working to create well-paying and sustainable jobs, ensuring our children get a quality education that prepares them for the future and expanding access to healthcare so that no one goes without treatment or ends up bankrupt for getting sick.
The release went on to describe some of Davis’s background, explaining that he grew up in Shelby, North Carolina, attended Appalachian State University, and joined the Air Force in 1983. Davis became a colonel in 2001 before retiring in 2008. The release said his military awards include the prestigious Legion of Merit, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Davis most recently worked as a judge at the department of labor, the release said, and is currently building a house in Asheville with his wife.
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