John Carroll: You can’t just go along with the crowd

In this video interview, Xpress reporter Michael Muller speaks with Republican General Assembly District 114 candidate John Carroll about his background, his views on education, the budget crunch, and his campaign. Carroll is running against Democratic incumbent Rep. Susan Fisher.

The interview with Carroll took place last week at Magnolia’s in downtown Asheville as he was finishing up a lunch meeting with other Republican candidates and state leaders.

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3 thoughts on “John Carroll: You can’t just go along with the crowd

  1. Louise Jefferson

    “I am not running against Rep. Fisher – I am running for John Carroll”

    Well, that certainly speaks volumes about why he is running – for HIMSELF!

    On the other hand, Rep. Fisher is a citizen legislator, certainly not “career politician” as the job of being a Representative in the North Carolina house is hardly a way to earn a decent living. I would wager to say that the cost of holding office makes it out of reach for many people across the state who are not self-made business owners or lawyers.

  2. John

    Ummm…Louise. Fisher’s district has like a 10 point Dem preference. The election was decided when no one ran against her in the primary. No need to talk her up or write letters or anything of the sort. If you want to see Dems elected across the board in the county, help Whilden as she might not win this time.

    And why else would he be running if not for himself? My guess is to hand out his real estate cards…

  3. Beth Trigg

    @John, if you have any doubt about the importance of grassroots organizing in this or any race in the state, you should hear Senator Martin Nesbitt speak about what happened in NC elections in 1994.

    It’s important for voters who want progressive representation in the NC House to support Jane Whilden, Patsy Keever, and Susan Fisher in this election.

    And I’m not sure what figure you’re referencing, but any projections for this election are dependent upon turnout. Which is how Democrats, even in strongly Democratic districts, lost in 1994.

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