SD 09

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Harper Peterson

After one of the tightest races in 2018, there is a rematch for this seat. Harper Peterson does not represent the values of SD 9:

While Harper Peterson has been delinquent on his own property taxes forty-two times, on the Wilmington City Council he voted to raise property taxes by over twelve percent.

66%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the most persuasive message with soft republican voters and a top message for soft democrat voters.

A development company Harper Peterson started went out of business after he was sued for fraud and shady business practices.

65%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the most persuasive message with Democrats and a top message for unaffiliated voters.

In a 2002 editorial, the Wilmington Morning Star wrote, quote, Wilmington Mayor Harper Peterson knows what to do about strong women who don't always agree with him: he fires them.

63%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the most persuasive message with women.

Harper Peterson supports a complete government takeover of the health care system - a plan which would eliminate all private and employer-provided health insurance plans, eliminate Medicaid, and cost 32 trillion dollars, requiring the doubling of personal and business income taxes on every single American just to pay for it.

61%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this.

Harper Peterson voted against giving a two thousand dollar per year pay raise to North Carolina teachers and raising their salaries to fifty-four thousand dollars, on average.

60%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the most persuasive message with unaffiliated voters.
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Michael Lee

Voters enthusiastically support Michael Lee for SD 9 after hearing these messages:

Michael Lee understands that our top priority right now is keeping North Carolinians safe from the coronavirus, getting personal protective equipment to first responders and healthcare providers, and making sure citizens have access to rapid COVID-19 tests.

68%
of voters were more likely to vote for Lee after learning this. This was the most persuasive message with unaffiliated and democrat voters, as well as women.

Michael Lee raised salaries for North Carolina's teachers by nine thousand dollars when he was in the legislature and now public school teachers earn fifty-four thousand dollars per year on average.

65%
of voters were more likely to vote for Lee after learning this. This was the most persuasive message with soft republican voters and a top message for unaffiliated and democrat voters.

Michael Lee led the fight to fix the Gen X pollution problem and ensure our drinking water is clean and safe. He championed a law that invests over ten million dollars and gives Governor Cooper the authority to shut down the Chemours plant responsible for dumping Gen X into our rivers.

65%
of voters were more likely to vote for Lee after learning this. This was the second most persuasive message with unaffiliated and democrat voters.

In the legislature, Michael Lee fought for state employees, providing all state employees with a five percent raise.

This was a top message with soft democrat voters.