In elections, some endorsements mean a lot more than others.
It’s going to be hard for anyone to compete with the list of endorsements former Sixth District Congressman Mark Walker has racked up in Guilford County for the 2022 US Senate Republican primary.
Walker is currently the only declared Republican candidate in the 2022 US Senate race, but the field is expected to get crowded before the primary, currently scheduled for March 2022. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr has announced that he will not run for a fourth term in 2022, leaving an open seat that is garnering considerable speculation about who may run.
Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump is said to be considering running in 2022.
Regardless of who eventually ends up in the race, this impressive list of Republican elected officials and former elected officials from Guilford County are endorsing Walker
Not only is it a quite a list, and perhaps more impressive than getting their endorsement, Walker actually managed to get 33 of them together to appear in the photo seen above.
Here is a list of those in the photo endorsing Walker, not in any particular order.
John Faircloth – state representative, District 62
Jon Hardister – state representative, District 59
Jay Wagner – High Point mayor
Ann Schneider – Oak Ridge mayor
BJ Barnes – Summerfield mayor and former Guilford County sheriff
John Flynn – Stokesdale mayor
Alan Perdue – Guilford County commissioner
Justin Conrad – Guilford County commissioner
Anita Sharpe –Guilford County Board of Education member
Pat Tillman – Guilford County Board of Education member
Linda Wellborn – Guilford County Board of Education member
Thearon Hooks Jr. – Stokesdale mayor pro tem
Victor Jones – High Point City councilmember
Britt Moore – High Point City councilmember
George McClellan – Oak Ridge town councilmember
Derek Foy – Stokesdale town councilmember
Jimmy Landreth – Stokesdale town councilmember
Jim Rigsbee – Stokesdale town councilmember
Lynne DeVaney – Summerfield town councilmember
John O’Day – Summerfield town councilmember
Tim Sessoms – Summerfield town councilmember and former mayor
Reece Walker – Summerfield town councilmember
Tina Forsberg – Guilford County Republican Party
Mike Adams – former Summerfield town councilmember
Dena Barnes – former Summerfield mayor and Federation of Women state chairman
Alan Branson – former Guilford County commissioner
Lee Haywood – former Sixth District GOP chair and candidate for Congress
Hank Henning – former Guilford County commissioner
Marcus Kindley – former GOP County chair
Zack Matheny – former Greensboro city councilmember
Jeff Phillips – former Guilford County commissioner
Carla Strickland – former Pleasant Garden mayor
Tony Wilkins – former Greensboro city councilmember
I see a lot of white people without a clue! Not a lot of diversity here just a lot of MAGA!
Mark has a lot of support from the black community, one of whom was part of the Woolworth’s sit-in. You need to take a break from what your eyes see and forming an opinion, and get more involved in looking into his campaign agenda. You’d be surprised as what he has done for the black community, historic black colleges & universities, etc.
I think you may be right. However, we are well-over-diversed enough already.
If Lara Trump declares, she will blow away the field.
The GOP isn’t as grand as it once was. This read like a long list of former candidates that can’t let go of what once was trying to impress the few current ones who are holding on by a thread. An ego-fest at its best. Walker’s day in the spotlight has come and gone and we’d all be better off if he’d leave his hat hanging on the hall tree. The Democrats are taking over and that’s a shame. I can only encourage anyone reading to vote for a third party candidate. Things will never improve until we the people step up and change politics for the better. The status quo from the swamp monsters on both sides has gotta go! The Jesse Helms days are sadly gone forever.
Ike & Reagan are the only great Presidents since 1952. Why can’t we get a couple great Americans on the ballot next time? Where is Truman when you need him?
I encourage you to get in involved in the GOP and make it better. I have. Many of these people have great ideas like Lee Haywood who has advocated for opportunity zones in minority neighborhoods. Don’t be so quick to judge and a third party will never get the financial and logistical support. Come help us change things.
Well step up. Go to your local GOP precinct meeting.
I won’t vote for Walker who walked out on my district because he was afraid he’d lose to a mostly Democratic re-districted area after the gerrymandering was done. He all of Coble’s constituents behind with no chance of ever having conservative representation again.
Nope, will never vote for him again. Hope Lara does run.
Wrong again on this issue. The is no need to take it personally. If you are playing against a stacked deck, you should get out of the game. Walker will have a much greater voice in the Senate, than what he had in the House.
So if you liked Mr. Walker before, you should like him even more in the Senate.
The district you refer to was “re-drawn” as a consequence of a lawsuit brought by Obama’s old buddy Eric Holder, so his chances of winning were slim to none. Plus, he was not going to run in another district when another Republican had already registered as living in the district, which would have required Mark to move. What used to be Coble’s district now encompasses Guilford and all of east Winston-Salem. . . . .which was conveniently re-drawn to ensure a much higher level of minority voting. You do the math.
My guess is Mark will follow thru with his run for Senate.
Why are you blaming Walker for redistricting? That was done in the court system. Have you ever ran in a race that you knew you had no chance of winning? Thought so.
The endorsement that will be an albatross around Walker’s neck is that of anti-Trump Democrat collaborator Paul Ryan. Ryan is also pro-amnesty. Walker sent out a lot of letters from Ryan endorsing him, but most people I know responded by striking Walker off of their list of acceptable nominees. There is an old saying about birds of a feather.
We also have to remember that in his first primary for Congress, Walker pledged to go to DC to fight against the RINO establishment leader John Boehner, but as soon as he got there, Walker became a Boehner brownnoser.
No thanks! NC Republicans can do a whole lot better than Mark Walker.