Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: NC State House Republican Primary


Peter Boykin

Peter Boykin

Full name: Peter Robert Boykin
Nickname, if any: None.
Born: Date of birth: May 13, 1977
Place of birth: Pensacola Florida
Education: Associate in Computer Science, Danville Community College, 2000; Bachelor’s in Web Design, Purdue University, 2008; Double Masters Degrees in Information Security and As-surance & E-commerce and Entrepreneurship, Purdue University 2010, 2012.
Military service: None.
Occupation/place of employment: Security, and I own GoRightNews.com.
Family: Spouse – I have a Partner of 26 years.
Children: – None.
Religion/church affiliation: Roman Catholic.
Organizations: Active in Republican Party; I do events/rallys with the Patriot Party; I run Gays For Trump the largest domestic and international right wing gay rights support group.
Political career: I served and lettered in Student Government in High School; I was elected to run for District 58 in 2018 by the Republican party.
Address: 2060 Stone Street Ext Lot 2, Mebane

Ed Priola

Ed Priola

Full name: Ed Priola.
Nickname, if any: N/A
Born: Date of birth: May 9, 1954
Place of birth: Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Education: Forest Sherman High School, Naples, Italy, 1973; B.A. in Political Science, State University of New York, 1982; M.A. in Organizational Communication, Bowie State University, 2007; Doctor of Management, University of Maryland University College, 2016.
Military service: N/A
Occupation/place of employment: Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Global Campus
Family: Spouse – Larisa, married 9 years.
Children (name, age, address if different from yours): N/A
Religion/church affiliation: Christian
Organizations: Reagan for President Campaign, Field and Advance Representative (1979-1980); U.S. Term Limits, National Field Director (1991-1992); National Taxpayers Union, National Field Director (1991-1994); International Republican Institute, Executive Director (2003-2005); Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Public Affairs Director (2007-2010).
Political career: White House Appointment to USDA, 1988
Address: 747 S Eighth St, Mebane.

Steve Ross

Full name: Stephen M. Ross
Nickname: Steve
Born: Date of birth: August 29, 1951
Place of birth: Burlington, Alamance County
Education: Williams High School, 1969; Elon University, B.A. in History and Political Science, 1973; NC State, Masters level work in Public Administration, 1974-1975.
Military service: None.
Occupation/place of employment: Financial Advisor.
Family: Spouse: Tammy T. Ross, married 30 years
Children: Elizabeth Leigh Forerian age 44; Jessica Pate age 46; Stephanie Williams age 41, and Ashlyn Ross age 26.
Religion/church affiliation: St. Marks Church
Organizations: Old North State Boy Scouts of America Executive Board; Elon University Alumni Board;
Political career: Former Burlington City Councilman (4 terms); Mayor of Burlington (2 terms); Chairman of Piedmont Triad Council of Governments (1975-1976); NC House of Representa-tives (3 terms).
Address: 1314 McCuiston Drive, Burlington

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