North Carolina State House, District 9
|Profession||Mortgage Loan Officer|
|Website||Official campaign website|
Larson ran in the 2010 election for North Carolina State House District 9. Larson was defeated by Democratic Marian McLawhorn in the general election on November 2, 2010. Larson was unopposed in the Reublican primary election on May 4, 2010.
Larson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "It is time that the Legislature unleashed the power of small business by lowering taxes and reducing regulations so the natural forces of the American economy can take over and lead the recovery."
- Excerpt: "One of the most important roles of state government is to provide the funding for our children’s education. We must make sure that money goes to the classroom first and is not wasted on education bureaucracy."
- Ethics Reform/Corruption
- Excerpt: "I will be an active part of the new leadership that puts an end to “pay to play” politics and makes decisions based on what is best for the people, not the biggest campaign contributor."
- Excerpt: I believe medical decisions are best made by those directly involved and I will support the State Republican leadership’s call for legislation to block federally mandated health care and make sure that medical decisions are made by the patient and their doctor; not the government or insurance companies."
McLawhorn is maintaining a thin three-point lead with likely voters against Larson. The poll was released September 24th by Carolina Strategy Group.
Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.
Larson signed the pledge in November 2010.
- North Carolina Department of Elections
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Official campaign website
- Official campaign facebook page
- Official campaign twitter page
- North Carolina, Official candidate list
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, General Election, December 20, 2010
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Primary Election, June 24, 2010
- Election coverage at Carolina Journal
- "Nine Newly Minted N.C. Legislators Sign No-New-Taxes Pledge," Carolina Journal, November 15, 2010