Thom was born into a working-class family with his father and mother and five siblings. During his childhood, his family was frequently forced to relocate depending on where his parents could find work. After graduating from high school, Thom was unable to afford college, so he took a job as a warehouse records clerk earning minimum wage. He knows firsthand how difficult it is to raise a family while attending school at night, struggling to make ends meet.
Through hard work and dedication Thom quickly moved up the corporate ladder, earning his degree at 36 and becoming a top-level executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. Thom’s 22-year private sector career in technology and management consulting provided him with a deep understanding of policy-making and the management of complex organizations.
Fueled by a desire to make a difference in his local community, Thom’s involvement in public service began by serving as the PTA president of his daughter’s high school and as a member of the Town of Cornelius Board of Commissioners. In 2006, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives and was selected by his peers to serve as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2014. As Speaker, Thom played an instrumental role in enacting job-creating policies and reforming North Carolina’s tax and regulatory codes. Thom was elected as U.S. Senator in 2014 and he has focused on pragmatic solutions and delivering results for North Carolina.
Thom lives with his wife Susan in Huntersville, North Carolina, and they are the proud parents of two grown children and a granddaughter.
Congressman Dan Bishop’s family has hailed for generations from Bladen County, in the eastern end of North Carolina’s Ninth District, but he was born and lives in Charlotte, at the western end. Dan brings to the House an impressive background in policy-making, legal work, and commitment to Conservative North Carolina values.
In the General Assembly, Dan fought to keep North Carolina families safe from dangerous sanctuary city policy. He cut taxes, limited spending, reduced family healthcare costs, invested in public schools, expanded school choice, raised teacher pay, safeguarded the Second Amendment, passed Voter ID, fought to protect life, cut regulations and helped North Carolina’s economy create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
He remains committed to those issues in Congress.
Dan holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating law school in 1990, Dan served business clients in the private sector for 29 years.
During his private sector career, Dan served as a Mecklenburg County
Commissioner from 2004-2008. He was next elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2014 and the North Carolina Senate in 2016, where he served until he ran for Congress. Dan won a close, high-profile special election in September 2019.
Dan’s family is his solid foundation. He lives with Jo, his wife of over 20 years, and has a son – 19-year-old rising college sophomore Jack.
Congressman Hudson was first elected to serve the 8th District in 2012. The district currently includes Cabarrus, Stanly, Montgomery, and Cumberland counties in addition to parts of Harnett, Lee, and Moore counties. He is the 7th generation of his family to live and work in the 8th District. Richard graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and went on to attend UNC Charlotte where he served as Student Body President. Richard currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is Finance Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He is Pro-Life, and avid hunter and supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Every day he works to make sure Washington is looking out for families and small businesses back home. Richard, his wife Renee, and his son Lane lives in Concord and attends Crossroads Church.
Congressman Patrick McHenry is a fighter for his constituents in North Carolina’s 10th District, a Conservative leader in Congress, and a strong ally of President Trump.
Patrick’s childhood in Gaston County inspired him to take on a broken Washington and help the working class reach the American Dream. He watched his Dad build a lawn mowing business in his backyard that afforded him and his siblings the opportunity to go to college. Despite his Dad’s success, he witnessed firsthand the obstacles an intrusive government throws at the American people.
That is why Patrick is a fighter for entrepreneurs and small business in Washington. As the Republican Leader of the House Financial Services Committee, he is a staunch advocate for innovative solutions that increase access to banking services and credit for American families and small businesses. He is fighting regulatory constraints that have killed competition, closed community banks, and hurt families in western North Carolina.
Patrick is a consistent voice for our values. He has been recognized as a leader of the conservative movement in America and is continually saluted as a “Taxpayer Hero” . He is proud to stand up for our brave heroes that serve our country in the U.S. Military. He is a staunch defender of our 2nd Amendment Rights and the unborn. Patrick is leading in Congress – and in our community – to address the opioid epidemic. He is a strong voice for immigration enforcement and a leader in building the wall.
Recently, President Trump selected Patrick McHenry to be lone representative from the North Carolina House delegation on his Opening Up America Again Congressional Group. Congressman McHenry is focused on safely reopening our country and allowing our economy to flourish again.
Congressman Ralph Norman is a life-long resident of South Carolina. After graduating from Presbyterian College in 1975, he spent his private sector career with the property and construction company that his father founded, and helped grow that business into one of the foremost commercial real estate development firms in the region.
As a public servant, Ralph spent a total of 11 years in the South Carolina Statehouse before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017. In both Columbia and Washington, he’s earned a reputation as a strong, pro-family conservative who values fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.
If you ask Ralph, however, he’ll tell you none of those accomplishments hold a candle to what he values most: his faith and his family. He and his wife, Elaine, have been married for over 45 years, and together they have four married children and 17 grandchildren. Ralph and Elaine are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.