Bruce Blackmon

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Bruce Blackmon
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Candidate for
Governor of North Carolina
PartyDemocratic
Education
Master'sNorth Carolina State University
M.D.Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
Bruce Blackmon was a 2012 Democratic candidate for Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections.[1]

Biography

Blackmon is the former director of health services for what is now Campbell University.[2] He worked at Campbell for 24 years as a physician in community general practice.[3]

Education

  • Campbell Junior College
  • MS, Agriculture, North Carolina State University
  • MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2012

Blackmon ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina. He lost to Walter Dalton in the May 8th primary election. Bill Faison, Bob Etheridge, Gary M. Dunn and Gardenia Henley also ran.[4]

Issues

On his campaign website, Blackmon has published his candidate statement:

"What we do, say and think TODAY affects seven generations in the future. As we envision North Carolina’s future generations, let’s dream of a day when we cut taxes! Here’s how: By taking 5% of the North Carolina Lottery funds each year and investing it into a growth endowment fund, allowing one-half of the interest on the money to be spent and the other one-half of the money to be reinvested into the corpus of the fund. At a 7% interest rate, the fund will double about every 20 years; in about 400 years, North Carolinian’s will have no need to even collect taxes since just the spendable income would be in excess of 1 trillion dollars!"

In a video on his campaign site, Blackmon explains "I just have one plank in my campaign, and that's to reduce taxes."

Personal

Blackmon was a volunteer fireman for over 22 years. He is the author of More Cash, Less Taxes - World Peace. His wife, Lelia, passed away in 2009. Together, they had five children and ten grandchildren, who Blackmon refers to as "the stars in my life."[3]

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