Saturday, October 13, 2018

Audience Laughs at Caldwell County Republican Lawmaker

At a candidate forum in the Caldwell County Public Library on October 6th, Republican NC House member Destin Hall bragged that the Republican gerrymandering of the General Assembly is the bestest gerrymandering evah:

“And I can tell you that the way the maps are drawn now are much, much, much more fair than they ever were.”

Sound right to you? Didn't sound right to the crowd in the public library, either. They laughed at him.

Destin Hall is completing his first term in Raleigh representing House District 87. He beat incumbent Republican lawmaker George Robinson in the 2016 Republican primary and faced no Democrat in the 2016 general election. He's an AppState grad with a law degree from Wake Forest. He looks to rise fast in the NC House caucus, as he has his conservative talking points down pat, and he's young in a tribe of old men.

This year he has an opponent, Democrat Amanda Bregel, a 10th grade English teacher at Caldwell Early College High School. After graduating from UNC-Greensboro in 2010, she spent two years teaching in a missionary school in Kenya before being hired in Caldwell County. She serves on the leadership team of Caldwell Women Rise, a community action organization, and is involved in her Methodist church food pantry and other community activities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Republican rising star maybe - Republican tool definitely. A younger and skinnier version of John Jordan.