A FUNDRAISER FOR CATHY WRIGHT WAS HOSTED BY KAREN AND GUS KOLIAS ON DECEMBER 12, 2011. CATHY HAS RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT SHE IS A CANDIDATE FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE. NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE SPEAKER, THOM TILLIS, WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE EVENT.
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CHATHAM’S NEWLY FORMED REPUBLICAN TUSK CLUB FUNDRAISING EVENT – DECEMBER 1, 2011On Thursday, December 1, the newly formed Chatham Country Republican Tusk Club held a fundraising reception at Governors Club. Ms. Becky Gray of the John Locke Foundation was the guest speaker. Also in attendance was Republican House Leader, Representative Paul Stam.
Cathy Wright, the Chair of the Chatham County Republican Party, announced that she will run for the open seat in House District 54, which now includes all of Chatham County and parts of Lee County. Wright ran for the State House in 2010. She earned 43% of the vote against a 30-year, very liberal, well-entrenched legislator, the former Speaker Joe Hackney. With new voting district lines, the House district is now a more favorable place for a conservative win.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Cathy and I have been married for 38 years. Now, on the eve of a critically important mid-term election, please let me tell you about her. My hope is that you will come to understand why your vote for Cathy is important for you in District 54 and for the state. In short, you are about to meet a hard worker and an effective, fiscally conservative advocate.
Cathy’s CV is not brief, so bear with me. After graduating from Russell Sage College with a B.S. in nursing, she worked as an RN, and then taught nursing at Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. We were blessed with two children, and Cathy stayed at home to raise them. Our daughter now lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children, but only after successful careers as a ballet dancer and a high school English literature teacher. Major David Wright, our son and a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in the class of 2000, is an F-22 pilot at Elmendorf Air Force Base and Chief of 3rd Wing Weapons and Tactics. When our children had shown us that Cathy had instilled in them the Right Stuff, Cathy began her own third career. Her list of accomplishments includes Development Director for the Atlanta Ballet (as a volunteer), Development Director for the Kidney Foundation of Virginia, and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology (both of which she elevated to Model State Society status). Her eye societies’ responsibilities included management of the associations and their finances, membership development, community relations, meeting planning, strategic planning, and advocacy. I have a filing cabinet full of the awards and honors bestowed upon her, including a special one from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, none of which she’ll let me put on display (there’s only just so much room for pictures of the grandchildren). (more…)
THE NEWS & OBSERVERSat, Sep 25, 2010
GOP stalks historic prize to control state legislature
CORNELIUS Rep. Thom Tillis’ cell phone rings to the tune of “Sunshine,” an old ’70s protest song that could be the anthem of his campaign to make N.C. history.
“This old world, she’s gonna turn around,” sings a voice. “Brand new bells’ll be ringing.”
The world Tillis and other Republicans are trying to turn around is the state legislature. Few are more single-minded in that effort than Tillis, the second-ranking House Republican.
Seventeen months ago, the Cornelius businessman quit his job as an IBM management consultant to devote himself full time to the effort. Since then he has worn out a set of tires on his Toyota pickup, traveling the state recruiting candidates and helping them hone issues and raise money.
“Very few people have the opportunity to do something that could change the course of history for the state,” says Tillis, 50. “This election without question is the most important in North Carolina since the Great Depression.”
Some analysts say Republicans – poised for big gains nationally – are well within reach of taking control of the House for the first time in more than a decade, and the Senate for the first time in more then a century. (more…)
Wright For The House
Candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives,
Voters Voice Frustration
Posted by Cathy Wright on May 6, 2010 in Press Release
Wright says campaign is all about jobs, taxes and spending
CHAPEL HILL, NC: While helping other Republican candidates at the polls during early voting and on primary election day, Cathy Wright learned about voter frustration. “Across the board, Democrats, Republicans and Independents, they’re all frustrated. They’ve ‘had enough’ and don’t like how their hard-earned money is spent by the current leadership.” She said people feel helpless and hopeless. (more…)