House District 5

Bill Ward

Bill Ward led the fight to pass legislation that increases access to healthcare in rural areas, cuts healthcare costs, and expands Medicaid in North Carolina, providing healthcare coverage to working-class people across the state.

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63%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Bill Ward after learning this. This message was the best performing with those who identify as, moderates and somewhat liberal. This message was second best performing with those who identify as, unaffiliated, persuadable, and those willing to vote for Ward over Hunter

Bill Ward voted to raise teacher pay, increase classroom funding, and expand Opportunity Scholarships so that every student can receive a quality education regardless of income.

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66%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Bill Ward after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to those who identify as soft GOP voters. This was the second most persuasive message to likely voters, unaffiliated, and moderates. This was third most persuasive with voters who identified as somewhat conservative, somewhat liberal, and persuadable.

Bill Ward opposes allowing biological males to participate in girls’ and women’s sports in middle school, high school, and college in North Carolina.

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57%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Bill Ward after learning this. This message was most persuasive with those who identify as unaffiliated, soft democrat, somewhat conservative, persuadable, and who have a high election interest. This message was third most persuasive with those who identify as moderates and those who are willing vote for Ward over Hunter.

Bill Ward is committed to prioritizing our children’s safety. He secured $70 million in school safety initiatives, including putting more School Resource Officers in our schools.

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63%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Ward after learning this.

Rising prices, population growth, and shortages of good and services have strained the budgets of middle-class and working-class families. Bill Ward is committed to doing what’s right for families in our state trying to make ends meet, which is why he cut our taxes by over 40 percent.

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65%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Ward after learning this.

Howard Hunter III

Even as families struggle with high prices, Howard Hunter supports the extreme, job- killing Green New Deal, which would raise gas prices even higher, amount to a socialist takeover of the economy, cost $93 trillion, and eliminate over a million high-paying American jobs.

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58%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Howard Hunter after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to those who identify as moderates, those who have a high election interest, and those willing to move their vote from Hunter to Ward. This was the second most persuasive message with those who identify as somewhat conservative and persuadable. This was the second most persuasive message with those who identify as soft GOP and somewhat liberal.

As gas prices continue to rise, Howard Hunter is focused on his own gas bill – not ours. Hunter co-sponsored legislation to make North Carolina taxpayers pay for an increased share of fuel costs for legislators like himself.

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59%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Howard Hunter after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to soft Democrats, voters most concerned about inflation, and likely voters. This was the second most persuasive message to unaffiliated voters and moderates.

Howard Hunter tried to raise our taxes by 25 percent, but he’s been late paying his own taxes over 100 times.

Source: Background Report

60%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Howard Hunter after learning this. This was the second most persuasive message to voters who identify as somewhat liberal. This was the third most persuasive message to those who identify as unaffiliated and persuadable.

When an independent forensic accountant investigated Howard Hunter and his business, he found a number of violations, including missing and incomplete financial records, income statements that didn’t match tax records, and forms that couldn’t be read. The accountant said, “I can honestly say I’ve never seen a worse or more incomplete set of financial records.”

Source: Carr, Riggs, & Ingram Letter – May 27th, 2021

52%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Hunter after learning this. 

Howard Hunter runs a funeral home that carelessly mixed up bodies and even put the wrong body in someone else’s casket. When a grieving family confronted Hunter with his mistake, he refused to accept responsibility and apologize.

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55%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Hunter after learning this. 

Thousands of illegal immigrants cross our southern border every day, but Howard Hunter voted to block local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement officials.

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52%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Hunter after learning this. 

Howard Hunter is endorsed and supported by radical leftists who support a complete government takeover of healthcare, banning private health insurance plans, tripling the size of the state budget, and raising taxes on hardworking North Carolinians to pay for it.

59%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Hunter after learning this.