Grey Mills, Jr.

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Grey Mills, Jr.
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 95
Incumbent
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
CandidateVerification
Grey Mills, Jr. is a former Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 95 from 2009-2013. He was also a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections.[1]

Mills received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Social Science from Appalachian State University in 1990. He earned his law degree from Regent University School of Law in 1994. He is co-owner and attorney of a law firm. Mills and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Alexandria, Grey III and Grant.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mills served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on General Government
  • Subcommittee A

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mills served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on General Government
  • Subcommittee on Universities

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012
See also: North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Mills did not run for re-election in 2012. Instead, he ran for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections. He lost in the May 8th primary election.[2]

Issues

On his website, Mills outlines his position on several issues:

Spending: Under the Liberals, government spending spiraled out of control. We must ensure each and every tax dollar we spend is going to programs that are constitutional, efficient and effective. As a member of the House Republican majority, Grey Mills fights to create greater efficiencies and provide tax relief to every North Carolina. He believes much more can be done to stem the tide of government spending.

It is state government’s responsibility to properly educate children, protect society from criminals, maintain infrastructure and provide for the elderly and mentally ill. Grey supports the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which would limit spending growth to no more than that of population and inflation.

Taxes: North Carolina has the highest corporate tax rate in the southeast at 6.9%. Over the years, this burdensome tax has hindered our ability to attract new businesses to the state. Grey Mills will fight to lower it.

In addition, Grey understands that many small business owners are taxed using North Carolina’s uncompetitive personal income tax rates. As such, he will fight to cut personal income tax rates, as they hinder job creation at their present rates.

Regulatory Reform:Big government is not what our state needs, especially during a recession. It is time to get liberal politicians and government bureaucrats off the backs of job creators. North Carolina’s cumbersome maze of regulations often times makes it unnecessarily difficult to do business here. Grey Mills will stand up and fight for small business owners in order to make North Carolina the most business friendly state in the nation.

Abortion: Life is the most precious gift from God. Grey Mills has a proven pro-life legislative record and believes innocent life should be protected from conception until natural death. Grey wants to help foster a culture which values life through support for adoption and other alternatives to abortion.

Marriage: Marriage should be between one man and one woman. Grey Mills supports a Constitutional Amendment to protect traditional marriages. During times like these, it becomes necessary for someone to measure up to and stop radical judges from imposing their extreme agendas on our society. Grey believes we must stop a few judges from altering the definition of marriage for everyone.

Gun Rights: The constitutional right to keep and bear arms was not one meant by our founding fathers to be tampered with or eliminated. Grey Mills knows the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. Grey will whole-heartedly defend the rights of all law-abiding citizens to possess firearms. Citizens have a God-given right to defend themselves and those around them. In addition, hunting, target shooting, gun collecting and other related activities are enjoyed by millions of people. This country was founded on the understanding that all citizens have the right to possess firearms. You can count on Grey to honor our Second Amendment and oppose any legislation that threatens to infringe on our gun rights.

Immigration: Illegal immigration means exactly what it says: illegal. Grey Mills believes state government must act consistently to ensure North Carolina is a not a magnet for illegal aliens. With our hospitals, prisons and state and local budgets already stretched thin, North Carolina simply cannot afford to incur the costs that more illegals would bring. Grey has a consistent voting record on matters of immigration, demonstrating his commitment to stopping illegal immigration.

Education: Providing sufficient resources to North Carolina teachers and classrooms is vital for a child’s educational success. The classroom is the birthplace of innovation and imagination. Our teachers must have what they need to help kids develop into the best and brightest students. Grey Mills supports a merit based pay system for teachers. This will provide improved motivation for teachers to succeed in readying students for the challenges of the 21st Century world.

Providing sufficient resources to North Carolina teachers and classrooms is vital for a child’s educational success. The classroom is the birthplace of innovation and imagination. Our teachers must have what they need to help kids develop into the best and brightest students. Grey Mills supports a merit based pay system for teachers. This will provide improved motivation for teachers to succeed in readying students for the challenges of the 21st Century world.

Healthcare: Grey Mills favors consumer-driven, market-based solutions to the challenges facing our state regarding healthcare. Grey will fight to enact interstate insurance sales so the cost of premiums is driven down. In addition, Grey believes small business owners should be able to pool their employees into a large group plan so they can qualify for the same lower premiums that large corporations enjoy. Finally, Grey will work to remove restrictions on health savings accounts (HSA). He understands HSAs are a positive force in today’s healthcare market.

Infrastructure: For years, liberal Raleigh politicians raided the Highway Trust Fund in order to balance their wasteful budgets. During his tenure in the North Carolina House, Grey Mills has fought to ensure that transportation funds are used for transportation. Grey believes money in the Highway Trust Fund should only be allocated to projects that build, maintain or replace roads and bridges.

One in three bridges in North Carolina are in poor condition. This past year, our Republican majorities worked to correct this. Grey will help lead that fight as our Lieutenant Governor. When North Carolina has a world-class infrastructure, our state will be more appealing to businesses looking to relocate.

Mills discusses his campaign with North Carolina Now Senior Correspondent Kelly McCullen:

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Mills won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was unopposed in the general election.[3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 95 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Grey Mills, Jr. (R) 18,675 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mills won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[4] $124,514 was raised for this campaign.[5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 95
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Grey Mills, Jr. (R) 27,895
Jeffrey Ober (L) 5,304
Write-in 643

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Mills was up for re-election, he collected $29,341 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Grey Mills, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants$5,000
Marion, Randy$4,000
North Carolina Advocates For Justice$3,000
Howard, Richard W$2,000
Tilton, Julie$1,750
Total Raised in 2010 $29,341

2008

In 2008, Mills collected $124,514 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
MILLS JR, PAUL GREY $52,202
MILLS, PAUL GREY $11,000
MILLS, GREY $4,061
NORTH CAROLINA ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE $4,000
MARION, RANDY $4,000
MILLS, DOROTHY JEAN $2,000
LYONS, CHARLES EDWARD $2,000
MARION, BETTY J $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 95
2008–2013
Succeeded by
C. Robert Brawley (R)