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Honoring Governor McCrory

nc-gop“Today we honor the historic public policy accomplishments of Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina’s 74th governor.

Many elected officials tried to reform North Carolina’s tax system before Governor McCrory, but none of them were nearly as successful. His tax reform plan provided tax relief to every class of taxpayers, and freed North Carolina from the highest tax rates in the Southeast.

His record on job creation is unmatched, as North Carolina’s jobless rate moved from one of the worst in the nation to among the best. The governor’s leadership on infrastructure and energy will pay dividends for years to come as our citizens drive to work, heat their homes, educate their children and enjoy our state’s beauty from Manteo to Murphy.

Demanding accountability in public education while providing the largest teacher pay raise in the nation, as well as providing unprecedented school choice, are all critical measures in reforming and improving our education system.

Politically, Governor McCrory has been a true friend of the Republican Party and its candidates. His support of President-Elect Donald Trump and our down ballot candidates was critical to their victories.

We respect Governor McCrory’s decision to begin the transition process today, and we congratulate Governor-Elect Cooper. We wish him nothing but success. While we differ on public policy, we all share the same goal of making North Carolina the best she can be.

While the Governor’s race now appears settled, we are prepared to represent Chuck Stuber in a statewide recount for auditor. We also are dedicated to seeing long-term improvement to our election process.”

– NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes

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