Chris Chadwick, Republican, incumbent, District 6

Chris Chadwick, Republican, incumbent, District 6

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Part one: Let’s talk the issues in 25 words or less. 

1. Do you support the county sales tax referendum? What about the bond referendum for schools?

Yes, dredging crucial for all residents, visitors. It is an economic engine. Yes, there are much-needed school improvements, the hurricane-ready shelter/gyms. 

2. What is the most pressing issue facing the district you are running to represent?

Keeping waterways open for commercial fishermen, pleasure boats needed desperately. Waterways are life-blood to our economy. Ecotourism, ferries are also part of the economic engine. 

3. Do you support offshore testing, drilling and development off the state’s coast? 

Yes, if it is done in a safe manner to the environment, I would support the jobs it would bring to our local economy. 

4. How can the county better adapt to climate change and prepare for future storms?

Climate runs in cycles, and the county cannot control Mother Nature. Elevating homes with federal grants and building above flood plain is the first step.

5. Do you support school reopening in person, virtually or a hybrid model given the coronavirus pandemic?

I completely support in-person learning. Students need face-to-face. Families that want virtual should have option, but almost everyone I talk with is suffering right now.

6. Would you like to see the Confederate monument remain on courthouse grounds in Beaufort?

Yes, it is part of our American history.

Part two: Meet your candidate. 

Chris Chadwick, chris.chadwick@carteretcountync.gov, 252-725-0820

I am a lifelong Down East resident; I grew up in Gloucester and have spent almost 30 years in Stacy. I attended Smyrna Elementary and graduated from East Carteret High School. I then received an automobile mechanics degree from Pitt Community College. 

I am married to Kathryn Chadwick, and we have two children who attend East Carteret High School. I have served two terms on the Carteret Health Care board, two terms on the Carteret County Planning Commission. I have served on the Carteret Community College board. I am currently serving on the ABC board and a member of the Crissie Wright Lodge, Sudan Shriners and an NRA life member. 

I am a former assistant Scout master, volunteer fireman, deputy sheriff. I have 30 years of experience as a business owner at Chadwick Tire in Otway and Harkers Island RV Resort and other real estate ventures. I know how to balance a budget, and I will not spend tax dollars on frivolous things. I pledge to keep our taxes as low as possible. I am a common-sense conservative. After God and my family, Down East and its people are my next passion. 

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