House District 93

Wrong Ray Russell

Massive tax hikes, cuts to Appalachian State University, and a complete government takeover of healthcare doesn’t fly with the voters of Ashe and Watauga. Let’s take a look at the forecast.
Ray Russell voted to allow infants born during a failed abortion attempt to be refused care.

62%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to soft Republicans, Unaffiliateds, and women over age 55.

Ray Russell has voted against every teacher pay raise since he became a State Representative.

65%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to white women ages 18-54 and Unaffiliated voters, and second most persuasive message to soft Democrats.

Ray Russell voted to allow sheriffs to release illegal immigrants from jail to avoid being deported by ICE, even though an illegal immigrant was released from a North Carolina jail and later raped a young woman.

56%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. This was the most persuasive message for Persuadable voters, soft Republicans, and white women over the age of 55.

Ray Russell supports a new government- run, single-payer health insurance system that would kick North Carolinians off their private health care plans, triple the size of the state’s budget, and require massive tax increases on workers and families to pay for it.

59%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. 

Ray Russell voted against state retirees a cost of living increase.

57%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. This was the third most persuasive message to Unaffiliated voters and most persuasive message to Ashe County women.

Ray Russell opposes tax relief for middle-class families hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.

56%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. 

Ray Russell voted against increasing the state government’s emergency savings fund that the state is now relying on as we deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

54%

of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Ray Russell after learning this. 

Right Ray Pickett

Conservative businessman and North Carolina native, the Right Ray’s message connects with High Country voters.
Ray Pickett will work hard in the General Assembly to safely reopen and restore North Carolina’s businesses hit hard by the Coronavirus. He supports a small business loan plan designed to save jobs and get people back to work, and an emergency loan program to help small businesses continue to pay their employees, rent, and mortgages during the Coronavirus outbreak.

65%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Ray Pickett after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to soft Republicans, soft Democrats, persuadable voters, and white women in both Ashe and Watauga Counties.

Ray Pickett supports increased funding to provide protective face masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment to frontline health care workers, increased testing for Coronavirus, and funding research to develop a COVID vaccine.

66%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Ray Pickett after learning this. This was the most persuasive message for Unaffiliated voters and second most persuasive for soft Democrats.

Ray Pickett supports increasing the state government’s emergency savings fund so that North Carolina is prepared for the next economic downturn or crisis.

63%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Ray Pickett after learning this.

Ray Pickett is the owner of the Blowing Rock Inn and his experience as a small business owner means he understands the impact of Coronavirus on our economy.

55%

of voters said they would be more likely to vote for Ray Pickett after learning this.