|Governor of North Carolina|
|Master's||North Carolina State University|
|M.D.||Bowman Gray School of Medicine|
- Campbell Junior College
- MS, Agriculture, North Carolina State University
- MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine
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.
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."
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."
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 candidate filing list," accessed February 29, 2012
- WWAT TV3.com, "90-year-old former university doctor running for governor," February 28, 2012
- BruceBlackmon.com, "Main page," accessed March 29, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary election, May 8, 2012, Unofficial results," accessed May 9, 2012