John Tedesco to announce if he will run for NC State Superintendent

January 19th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, State, Education, Education Races 2012, Elections, Press Release One Response

from John:


With grateful appreciation, I thank all who have supported our efforts over the past few years to strengthen the state’s largest school system and the 16th largest in America. Through strong leadership we chartered a course “from good to great” as we managed Wake County’s 165 schools, 18,000 employees, 147,000 students, and $1.5 billion budget. Together we trimmed tens of millions of dollars while we protected our dedicated teachers, raised academic outcomes, launched innovative programs and developed one of the largest parental choice assignment plans in our nation.

While these results have been good for the children and taxpayers of Wake County, community leaders from the coast to the mountains recognize that the state of education throughout much of NC remains significantly more challenged. In North Carolina we have had a proud historic commitment to education, however, over the past 10 years we have struggled to keep pace as the digital age unfolds. This reduces opportunities for our children and impacts the strength of our educated workforce. Too many of our NC children still cannot read and nearly 30% are not graduating on time. We rank 4th in the nation in suspensions while we continue to exacerbate a serious school-to-prison pipeline costing our state hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

Over the last decade our educational outcomes continued to fall behind international standards and, at best by various selected measures, have climbed only to the middle of the pack among the states. In 2008, our newly elected Governor claimed to be the next “Education Governor”. During her first two years in office, with a Democrat controlled General Assembly by her side, we lost more teacher jobs in this state than we had in the previous quarter century. Short of lotteries and repeated calls for tax increases where our children are used as shields for political gamesmanship, we have seen no real leadership or solutions on these critical issues. The future of our children and our state is too important for gambling and games. More than ever we need real leadership and our teachers need our support. Our children deserve better and our state depends on it.

During recent months community leaders whom I admire and respect from across this great state have asked me to consider bringing my dedication, leadership, and lifetime of passion for helping children to the office of State Superintendent. I am honored by their belief in my tenacity and track record of success. I truly believe that together we can strengthen education in NC. We can and must produce significant measurable results for our students, support parents, empower teachers, reduce bureaucracy, and increase local controls.

In respect to these urgent matters I plan to announce my decision by Thursday, January 26th. Over the coming week my wife and I will be joined by family and friends in serious and prayerful consideration of this state-wide campaign to champion a better education for the children of North Carolina. As I consider this run for State Super-intendent I ask that you keep me and my family in your prayers as well.

Humbly yours,

John Tedesco

Wake County Public School System

Board of Education Representative District 2

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Dale Folwell to Run For Lieutenant Governor 2012

January 17th, 2012 by WendyW Categories: Featured, Tea Party News, State, Forsyth County, Press Release 3 Responses
Dale Folwell to Run For Lieutenant Governor 2012

Update (2:11pm)- video- Why is Dale running?

Dale Folwell will be running for  Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in 2012.

more info can be found at

For those who are concerned about the district in which Dale currently serves in, Debra Conrad is currently running for that position.


I’m sitting at the Forsyth County Republican Party Headquarters in Winston Salem, NC. Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell is about to announce what his intentions for the 2012 election cycle. Numerous speculations have been made about what position would attract a leader of his caliber. Those in Forsyth County have been anxiously awaiting this announcement ever since he made it public he did not intend to seek reelection for his current House district that he has served four terms including this current term.

Stay tuned!

Video to follow.

NCGOP Congratulates Governor Perdue on Latest Job Creation Announcement

May 13th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, State, Press Release, State Election 2012 No Responses
NCGOP Congratulates Governor Perdue on Latest Job Creation Announcement

RALEIGH, NC Today, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes made the following statement regarding Governor Perdue s recent hire of Stephen Neuman. According to the News and Observer, Mr. Neuman is a major Obama campaign figure and will serve as her $120,000-per year senior advisor.

We congratulate Governor Perdue on creating another government job hiring an out of state political operative for $120,000 per year to help her get re-elected in 2012. Rather than working with Republicans in the General Assembly to balance the budget without raising taxes and creating a business climate where the private sector can grow and create jobs, Governor Perdue again proves she is only concerned with one job, her own.


(NCGOP Press Release)

Burr Introduces First Bill of this Congress

February 3rd, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Press Release, US NC Senate Watch No Responses
Burr Introduces First Bill of this Congress

Burr Bill Would Provide Care for Lejeune Vets, Family Members Exposed to Contaminated Water

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced his first bill of the 112th Congress, the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act. This legislation, which he also introduced in the 111th Congress, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide health care to veterans and their family members who have experienced adverse health effects as a result of exposure to well-water contaminated by human carcinogens at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

“We now have another shot at doing the right thing for the thousands of Navy and Marine veterans and their families who were harmed during their service to our country,” Senator Burr said. “While we continue to seek more answers, we can minimize further suffering by allowing Lejeune veterans and their families to receive the care they need and deserve.”

An estimated 750,000 people may have been exposed to probable and known human carcinogens in the base’s water supply between the 1950s and 1980s. To date, this is the largest recorded environmental incident on a domestic Department of Defense installation. Last month, VA took the rare and significant step of consolidating adjudication for all pending and future disability claims from Lejeune veterans at one Regional Office and issued specific guidance to its field staff on the history of the contamination at the base and the health effects from exposure to the chemicals.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is conducting scientific studies to further understand the extent of human exposure on Camp Lejeune and planning human health surveys to determine the frequency of certain illnesses among former Camp Lejeune residents.

Senator Burr’s bill would provide targeted health care at VA facilities for veterans and military family members who were stationed at Camp Lejeune and have a number of illnesses and cancers related to exposure to the chemicals known to have been in the base drinking water.