Monday, February 20, 2006

Baptist Minister Files for State Senate

At this hour, Rev. Steve Goss, a retired Baptist minister and missionary, is filing as a Democrat to run for the N.C. Senate, Dist. 45, the seat currently held by John Garwood of Wilkes County.

Goss describes himself as a progressive Democrat. He has been an active volunteer in improving race relations in several N.C. counties, he spent four years as a high school teacher and coach, he lived in Japan as a missionary for going-on five years (and is still fluent in Japanese), and was a securities trader for seven years on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. He's pastored Baptist churches in Ashe, Watauga, Montgomery, and Duplin counties in our state and in Henry County, Virginia.

Good guy. Like a lot of other deeply religious Democrats, he's had a crawful of Republican self-righteousness and believes it's time for men and women of faith to speak up about the power-mad hypocrisy gripping our country.

He'll face the winner of the Republican primary between Garwood and David Blust.

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