Wednesday, 24 October 2007 21:43
Daniel Johnson, a former sailor and double amputee,
announced his intentions to run against Representative Patrick McHenry next
An assistant Wake County prosecutor, Johnson is seeking the Democratic
nomination. Johnson currently resides in Hickory. He promises to “rise above”
what he calls “the divisive politics” and represent the values and priorities
of the state.
Also bidding for the Democratic nomination is retired
Hickory businessman and engineer Steve Ivester, who announced his campaign two
weeks ago. Ivester, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for Hickory City Council
in 2005, promises his top issues are international reform and healthcare. The
primary is in May.
McHenry is a two-term Republican incumbent, who won
both elections by wide margins. He is known for his tough stances on
immigration and traditional marriage as well as his pro-life values.