Madison Cawthorn, who defeated Lynda Bennett in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District Republican primary runoff Tuesday, filled out Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey.
Ballotpedia asks all federal, state, and local candidates to complete a survey so voters can discover what motivates them on political and personal levels.
Select responses from Cawthorn are below, with Ballotpedia’s questions in bold.
Who are you? Tell us about yourself.
“Madison Cawthorn is an 8th generation resident of North Carolina’s 11th district. His ancestors date back all the way to the Revolutionary war. Madison was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy in 2014. Unfortunately, his plans were derailed after he nearly died in a tragic automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Madisons accident built his faith, made him a fighter, helped him appreciate everyday, and inspired him to help everyone he encounters overcome whatever adversity they face in their daily lives.”
What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Supporting our American values of faith, family, and freedom and combating the rise of socialist sentiment in our culture.”
Cawthorn heads to the general election for a chance to replace former incumbent Mark Meadows (R), who did not seek re-election and resigned in March to become White House chief of staff. Heading into the runoff, the race was rated Safe/Solid Republican.
In 2018, 1,957 candidates completed a Candidate Connection survey. This number represents 6.9% of all 28,315 candidates Ballotpedia covered during that cycle. Out of the 1,957 respondents, 477 (24.4%) won their elections. To read more about Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey or if you are a candidate who would like to submit a survey, click here.
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