North Carolina State Senate, District 9
|Profession||Former professor and university president|
Bonner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As State Senator, Jim Leutze's top priority is to create jobs for the middle class and working families. He is particularly interested in helping the film industry and area small businesses."
- Excerpt: "As State Senator, Jim will work with state leaders to find ways to keep talented teachers in the classroom while keeping class sizes small so that students receive the individualized attention they need."
- Excerpt: "Jim will ensure the maintenance of what we treasure - the environment. "
- Excerpt: "Jim Leutze will support good government regulations and promises that his door will be open to all his constituents."
Leutze has served on various state commissions and study committees including the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission. He was also co-chair of a subcommittee charged with studying offshore energy exploration off the North Carolina coast. The group ultimately decided that more study was needed. It issued its final report about the same time as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.