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