Welcome to everyone who attended yesterday's meeting of NC 20 at the New Bern convention center!
Many of you were directed to this site by one of the attendees of that meeting. Once you have a chance to peruse this personal blog, you will very soon note that it is in great part about political matters affecting the Eighth Congressional District of North Carolina. As many of you know, I live in Richmond County, which is the heart of a district that stretches from Charlotte to Fayetteville.
This same gentleman who attended the New Bern meeting and directed you to this site met with me personally, along with his colleagues on the Kure Beach town council, approximately two weeks ago in my Raleigh office. I spent almost an hour listening to his concerns and directly answering ALL of his questions despite his frequent interruptions. I believe this gentleman is attempting to play partisan politics with your insurance rates, which is highly inappropriate and contrary to the best interests of the people of North Carolina.
Meanwhile, please note that I personally directed my Assistant Commissioner of Insurance to attend the entire New Bern meeting yesterday because your opinions and issues matter greatly to me. (I couldn't attend because of a previously-scheduled meeting with representatives from Coastal Carolina Tomorrow, based in Wilmington, about potential solutions to the coastal insurance dilemma.) He is in charge of the Eastern Regional Office for the Department of Insurance. All issues that concern eastern North Carolina concern him, me, and the Department.
My focus is finding the most affordable, most fair insurance rates possible, protecting consumers, and appropriately ensuring a well-regulated, solvent, competitive market. These were promises I made during the campaign and will continue to be goals I strive for. Working together, we all will find a solution during these trying economic times.
I encourage you to contact me with your thoughts and concerns as we work cooperatively toward solutions. My office number at the Department of Insurance is (919) 733-3058 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for visiting my Wayne's World blog.