Cary, NC– Monday, February 12, 2018, Progressive Democratic Candidate for the North Carolina Senate Wiley Nickel filed paperwork at the Wake County Broad of Elections to run for the North Carolina 16th Senate District. This newly created Senate District represents Cary, Morrisville, and NW Raleigh.
In a video to his supporters, Wiley Nickel said the following, “Today I just filed paperwork to run for the State Senate in the newly created 16th District. This new district covers Cary, Morrisville and North-West Raleigh and the Democratic Primary election is on May 8th.”
“I’m running for the State Senate because I know North Carolina can be a progressive leader once again. I enthusiastically support Universal Health Care & Debt Free College.”-Wiley Nickel
“In the Senate, I will fight to strengthen our public schools, raise teacher pay, expand Medicaid and increase access to affordable health care. I will fight the climate crisis, work to expand renewable energy in North Carolina and protect our rivers and lakes from pollution. I will fight against discriminatory laws and attacks on women’s health. I will support non-partisan redistricting reform that allows voters to choose politicians and not the other way around. I will protect the sacred right to vote from continued attacks by the Republicans in the Legislature. Above all, I will represent this district with every ounce of my energy.
As a former Obama White House staffer, I’ve seen the positive effect public service can have on our nation, our state and our community. In order to make North Carolina a progressive leader once again we must break the Republican super-majority in the Legislature. I hope you will join me in this fight and I hope to earn your vote for the May 8th Democratic Primary.”