Wray files for reelection to NC House of Representatives

Published 5:24 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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JACKSON – North Carolina Representative Michael Wray filed for reelection on Dec. 4 to serve the 27th House District for Halifax, Warren and Northampton counties.

Gaston native Michael Wray filed on Dec. 4 at the Northampton County Board of Elections office to seek another term in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Contributed Photo

“It’s been a great honor to serve the people of this district in the State House,” Wray said in a press release. “My record of service speaks for itself. This past session, I worked with leaders in both parties and with the Governor to get Medicaid Expansion approved. This one piece of legislation will help serve working families and strengthen our healthcare delivery system in this rural region of North Carolina.

“But we need to do more,” Wray continued. “If I am re-elected, I will work to further strengthen our rural healthcare delivery system – working to stabilize the financial conditions for rural hospitals and rural doctors and other healthcare providers. I don’t know what the specifics will look like at this time, but I do know there is support in the General Assembly to ensure the success of rural hospitals and rural healthcare professionals.

“Another area that I will focus on if re-elected will be helping provide affordable healthcare insurance options to middle-class families,” he added. “We have passed Medicaid Expansion. Now, let’s get to work to make healthcare insurance more affordable for middle-class families.”

Wray said he will continue to be a champion for public education.

“I believe that our public education system is a major step in the economic ladder to success,” Wray noted. “That means we must continue to invest in our public schools, especially our rural school systems with competitive pay to recruit and retain the best teachers in our classrooms.”

Rep. Wray said he will continue to work for job growth efforts in his district.

“We must make sure that we have an economic development plan that works for our region and that we recruit new industry and new jobs that offer top wages and benefits,” said Rep. Wray. “One critical component to successful economic development is our community college system. I will be a champion for our community colleges and their job training programs.”

Wray concluded by saying, “I would be honored to continue to have the support of my neighbors and friends in the 27th district.”