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General Assembly candidate Younts says he's the most conservative

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By Elle Johnson | Mar 22, 2020

Roger Younts faced Sam Waterford and Haley Sink in the primary election on March 3. | Stock photo

Roger Younts, a Wake Forest University graduate, said he thinks North Carolina residents should vote for him because he is the most conservative candidate for the House of Representatives. 

Younts is running for the House of Representatives' District 80 in Davidson County. He was appointed to the seat, the later ran for the seat and lost.

However, Younts now says he is hoping to win the seat this year, he told media outlet WXII-12.

With family ties that go back to the 1700s in Davidson County, Younts said he's the only candidate that wants major tax changes for the state.

When he last held the seat in 2013, he said he was proud of his tax reform and, regardless of the budget stalemate, Younts said Republicans are headed the right way in North Carolina. 

"I think the Republicans have a good budget," Younts said to WXII. "It includes teacher raises and pay increases for other state employees. And I think the governor is just being obstinate."

He also said he wants gun owners to be able to carry their guns to more locations and is against expanding gun control. 

Younts said in the media interview, "Hopefully the third time's the charm for me getting back."

He isn't the only candidate for the General Assembly who has held the seat before. Sam Waterford is also looking to make a comeback, according to WXII. Waterford served two consecutive terms and also ran and lost in the previous Senate election.

A third candidate is Haley Sink, who is the youngest individual running the race.  

All three candidates focus on some of the same issues, but disagree on who is the most conservative, WXII said. 

Younts faced Waterford and Sink in the primary election on March 3. 

"The winner when they take office in January...this will be the fourth time that the seat will have changed since 2013," Younts said to WXII. 

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