NC State Representative Bob Etheridge
Greensboro, NC -- The race for North Carolina's next governor is on.
The Democrats running to succeed fellow Democrat Bev Perdue are Walter Dalton, Gary Dunn, Bill Faison, Gardenia Henley, Brucke Blackmon and Bob Etheridge who was on the Good Morning Show Monday.
Etheridge is a former State Superintendent of Public Instruction. We asked him what he's focusing on for the Triad, Etheridge said, "I was just here last week and visited the Gateway Center. That is one of those critical pieces that's a joint partnership really between the state governement,
the universities, the federal government and the private sector, where you're going to see a lot of ideas pop up, new jobs are going to be created similar to what happened in the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh and the same thing happening in Charlotte metro area. Anywhere we have a major university in this state, public or private, you know, the synergy starts to grow around them. That's where the creation of jobs are coming from, good paying jobs, but you have to have a good education to get there."
Republican candidates running for governor are Jim Harney, Scott Jones, Jim Mahan, Pat McCrory, Charles Moss and Paul Wright.
North Carolina's Primary is May 8th. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm.
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