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Ken Gjertsen

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Ken Gjertsen
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Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives District 105
Bachelor'sStetson University, 1987
J.D.University of Florida College of Law, 1992
Date of birth12/26/1965
Campaign website
Ken Gjertsen was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 105 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Gjertsen's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"The first priority is creating a business-friendly climate that generates economic growth and creates jobs. We will jump-start this by reducing taxes and eliminating burdensome regulations."


  • Excerpt:"The recent revaluation performed by Mecklenburg County is seriously flawed. It intentionally placed much of the increased tax burden on the northern and southern portions of the county. We need a much clearer and more transparent revaluation and appeals process. "


  • Excerpt:"Local school systems need more flexibility in setting calendars, more flexibility to innovate on how to educate students, and more local control over curriculum and performance. At a state level, we need to encourage the integration of free-market forces throughout the education system, and raise performance standards."


  • Excerpt:"We have a fragile transportation grid in District 105– one accident on a main road can cause gridlock throughout the district. We must change the formula for distributing transportation dollars. We must restore the integrity of the Highway Trust Fund. We should allow communities to consider a 'Pennies for Progress' type program."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012
Gjertsen ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 105. He lost to Jacqueline Schaffer in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[2][3][4][5]
North Carolina House of Representatives District 105 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJacqueline Schaffer 57.2% 4,077
Ken Gjertsen 42.8% 3,053
Total Votes 7,130


Gjertsen and his wife, Kristin, have two children, David and Andrew.

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