Governor Cooper Endorses Sam Searcy for State Senate

July 30, 2018

Fuquay-Varina, NC – Sam Searcy, the Democratic nominee for Senate District 17, announced today that his campaign has been endorsed by Governor Roy Cooper.

“I’m excited to endorse Sam Searcy for state Senate,” said Governor Cooper. “I know Sam will join me as we fight to give our teachers and students the support they need. Sam will always put North Carolina families before politics and no one will work harder for our schools and small businesses.”

“I’m honored to have Governor Cooper’s support for this campaign,” said Searcy. “North Carolina gave me the opportunities I needed to get to where I am today and I know Governor Cooper shares my desire to make sure every child in North Carolina has the opportunities they need to achieve their dreams.”

Governor Cooper, working with the North Carolina Democratic Party, has been leading the fight to break the Republican super-majority in the General Assembly through the Break the Majority initiative. Senate District 17, which is currently held by Senator Tamara Barringer, has been identified as a targeted district by Democrats and would be one of six that Senate Democrats need to win in order to break the super-majority.

“We have a great chance to break the majority in the Senate and it starts right here in this district,” said Searcy. “When I talk with voters, they tell me we need to invest more in education and build our economy from the bottom up by helping workers and small businesses, but Tamara Barringer isn’t doing that. She’s been nothing more than a rubber stamp for Senator Phil Berger’s extreme agenda, voting yes on HB 2, against Medicaid expansion, and to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Sam Searcy grew up near Hendersonville, NC where his mother worked in the public schools and his father worked in local factories. He was the first in his family to graduate from a four-year college and has created several successful companies in North Carolina. He is married to his wife Shauna and they have four children.