Kevin Hayes of Mount Olive is running for state House of Representatives in District 4, which includes Wayne and Duplin Counties.
“I will work to restore our state to its founding principles,” said Hayes. “I will work to eliminate regulations and trade agreements which hurt our counties and the state. I will also work towards lowering the gas tax.”
Hayes said that he plans to run as an unaffiliated candidate. He has been the Wayne County Director of the N.C. Constitution Party since 2009 and a member party’s executive committee since 2010. The party is not recognized by the state.
Hayes is also secretary of Free the Vote North Carolina, a free-market based election law reform organization. Free the Vote has put together a 16-member coalition of groups from across the political spectrum to dramatically lower North Carolina’s restrictive ballot access barriers. A bill to reduce the number of signatures needed by new political parties and independent candidates to get on the ballot passed the House in June and is awaiting action in the state Senate.
He said that ballot access reform will be another of his goals if elected.
“I will fight for better election laws that will make our elections fairer and easier for people to run for office,” Hayes said. “Having already worked with Democrats and Republicans on the Electoral Freedom Act, I will be able to get to work with both sides on improving our laws, and thus our state.
Hayes promised to vote against all unconstitutional bills and spending.
Right now, he said he plans to run as an unaffiliated candidate if the reform bill passes in May. That will give him until June to file. If the bill does not pass, Hayes said he would run as Libertarian. He registered in that party in November.
This is a district where the redistricting plan passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly double-bunked two incumbent Republicans. Jimmy Dixon, in his first term representing the district, may have to face two-term Efton Sager, who currently represents district 11.
Hayes, 26 is an active member of Unity Baptist church in Mount Olive, where he serves as a video technician and works with children in the Master Club. He was born in Goldsboro.
For more information, please visit www.hayesfornchouse.com.
Hayes can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-689-NC04 (6204).