Joe Fox

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Joe Fox
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Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 96
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHickory High School, 1990
Bachelor'sElon University, 1994
Personal
ProfessionOwns the Dirtball apparel line
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Fox was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 96 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Biography

Fox earned a degree in History and a minor in Political Science from Elon University in 1994. His professional experience includes owning Dirtball, a 100% eco-friendly 100% made in the U.S.A. apparel line, as a professional race car driver in the Grand Am, American Le Mans series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and as a professional racing instructor, coach and worked for Porsche, Maserati and the Panoz Racing School.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Fox's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Platform

  • Excerpt: "My platform is jobs and education. In order to have a future of growth and prosperity we must fix these two things which are so closely related."

Short term:

  • Excerpt: "We must work with and listen to small businesses and the core of our economy, the manufacturing sector (furniture, textiles and cabling). Currently, there are skilled labor jobs available but they go unfilled because of a lack of qualified workers. This can be fixed by re-implementing job re-training programs at the community college level. Currently, there is no funding in place for these programs to start back up due to cuts in the education budget. These programs must be put back in place."

Long term:

  • Excerpt: "As a conservative, and business owner I know our state must continue to operate with a balanced budget. But, we must find other ways than balancing the budget than on the backs of our teachers. We must close the gap between overall educational spending and the amount spent per student and teacher pay. Our children are our state's future and our teachers play a vital part in their development. If we narrow that gap, it is my belief we will graduate more qualified students."
  • Excerpt: "Finally, if elected I will work to keep "Raleigh" out of local government. Our county commissioners and city councils are the best ones to judge what is best for their community, not the state legislature. Raleigh doesn't like it when Washington interferes. Why should Catawba County, Hickory, Conover and Longview be any different. "

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Cliff Moone was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jay Adams defeated Joe Fox, Frank Willis and Wrappar Kellett in the Republican primary. Kellett withdrew from the race before the primary but remained on the ballot. Moone and Adams will face off in the general election.[3][4]

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