|North Carolina Commissioner of Labor|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Master's||Virginia Commonwealth University|
was a 2012 Democratic
candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor
in the 2012 elections
. He finished second in the May 8th primary election, but the top finisher, John C. Brooks
, fell short of the requisite 40% of the vote required to secure the party nomination. In the primary runoff election held July 17th, Foster lost to Brooks.
Foster has worked at Winston-Salem State University as a budget director, in government relations for Pfizer, Inc. and at Lowe's Home Improvement.
- BA in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Masters of Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
- See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012
Foster ran for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor in 2012. He faced John C. Brooks and Ty Richardson in the May 8 Democratic primary. Since no candidate won 40% of the vote, the top two vote getters, Brooks and Foster, went head-to-head in a runoff on July 17, which Foster lost. Incumbent Cherie Berry was unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina Commissioner of Labor General Election, 2012
|| John C. Brooks
||Cherie Berry Incumbent
|Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
An essay to the Charlotte Observer, Foster stated:
"Fighting for North Carolina workers is job number one of the Labor Commissioner. As your next labor commissioner, my door will always be open to anyone with an interest or concern about North Carolina workplaces. I will partner with anyone who is interested in supporting efforts to rigorously enforce workplace safety requirements and supporting strengthening of our community colleges. My goal is to provide the fullest possible opportunity for working families to enjoy stable employment and a chance at economic advancement."
- ↑ WYFF 4 News, "Full election results: North Carolina runoff," July 17, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Charlotte Observer, "Statewide candidates speak," April 26, 2012
- ↑ Charlotte Observer, "Dem primary for NC labor secretary goes to runoff," May 9, 2012
- ↑ Independent Weekly, "2012 Primary Endorsements," April 18, 2012