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|Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
Rich was born on March 20, 1977 in Sampson County. As a child, he worked in his family's agriculture business growing tobacco, cucumbers and other produce. When he was nine years old, his father died of a heart attack. He graduated from East Bladen High School, earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Sampson Community College and graduated with a B.S. in economics and accounting from East Carolina University.
Rich's mission statement from his campaign website:
I Arthur Jason Rich as an employee of The American Workforce will do my very best to fulfill the tasks at hand whether they be leading or following. I will use my knowledge of work and education to the best benefit of America’s organizations, their customers and investors. I will do my best to be a team player in all situations and assist as needed.
Goals: I hope to utilize my knowledge from my job experiences and my degrees to be the best I can be for an organization, society, my family and myself. I plan to complete my Master’s Degree in Accounting and utilize my educational achievements to help our society save and invest to better prepare them for the future. In closing, "I want to be the best that I can be and help others be the same!"
Rich discusses his campaign with North Carolina Now Senior Correspondent Kelly McCullen:
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 candidate filing list," retrieved February 29, 2012
- Team Rich Campaign.com, "Biography," accessed March 29, 2012
- Team Rich Campaign.com, "Resume," accessed March 29, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary election, May 8, 2012, Unofficial results," accessed May 9, 2012