Steve Wiles

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Steve Wiles
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North Carolina State Senate, District 31
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
Associate'sForsyth Technical Community College
Personal
ProfessionReal estate broker
Websites
Campaign website
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Steve Wiles was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 31 of the North Carolina State Senate.

Biography

Wiles earned his A.A. in History & English from Forsyth Technical Community College in 2008 and his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012. His professional experience includes working as real estate broker for Coldwell Banker.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wiles's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Economy

  • Excerpt: "MY PROMISE: "IF THE BUDGET ISN'T BALANCED, I'LL VOTE NO!" No questions asked"
  • Excerpt:FAIR TAX! The future of NC is dependent upon a fair tax system which ensures everyone pays their "fair share;" but IN A FAIR WAY! I will ALWAYS vote to live within our budget!"

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "NORTH CAROLINIANS NEED JOBS! That's all there to it! NC has to become a more welcoming state for industry; not through tax incentives, but through a FAIR & FLAT TAX and a fair market for SMALL BUSINESS!"

Gun rights

  • Excerpt: "I will IMMEDIATELY introduce legislation which would ensure NC will NEVER cooperate with any federal law in regards to gun control OF ANY KIND."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Schools will not be held to a "common core" standard of operation. Teachers are, or should be, specially trained to deal with students on an individual basis; not judging kids from a "chart."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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. Incumbent Joyce Krawiec defeated Dempsey Brewer and Steve Wiles in the Republican primary, while John K. Motsinger, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Motsinger and Krawiec will face off in the general election.[3][4]

Controversies

Female impersonator

According to a report published by the Winston-Salem Journal, Wiles a supporter of a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, previously worked as a drag queen and promoter about a decade ago. Since the news was released, Wiles' campaign website, Facebook and Twitter pages have since been removed. Wiles says he will not suspend his campaign before the May 6 primary.[5][6]

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