#ncga: Twiddy jumps in coastal senate race

Dare County businessman Clark Twiddy is making it official: He is IN the District 1 state Senate race to win.

Sources close to Twiddy say that he changed his focus from the 2018 lieutenant governor’s race to the state Senate in response to pleas from area residents reacting to the retirement of incumbent senator Bill Cook:

 “If Senator Cook had made his announcement a few months ago, I would have made this decision then.  I’m at a point in my life that I want to offer myself for public service and when this option came up, I was humbled by friends from our community that reached out and encouraged me to run for Senate.  The issues facing our area of the state can be unique and we need a strong voice to make sure those issues are known in Raleigh.”  

Twiddy said the character traits citizens see on the campaign trail from now until the election will be a strong indication of the type of State Senator they could expect:

  “I will be going out to meet with citizens from all areas of the district, spending more time listening than talking. People will have my personal cell phone number and they will have unfiltered access to me.   I will be the hardest working candidate in the state and if I am fortunate enough to earn the voters’ support, I will be the hardest working legislator in the state. I will be a true representative of the citizens and their values.”  

Twiddy is a graduate of VMI and a retired Lt. Commander with U.S. Naval Intelligence. He returned to his North Carolina roots to work with the family real estate business, Twiddy & Company. He lives in Kitty Hawk with his wife & daughter.  

Clark serves on the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, is a former Commander & active member of the Outer Banks VFW, the Roanoke Island Commission, Preservation North Carolina, the Outer Banks Community Foundation, and the NC Rural Center.


11 comments for “#ncga: Twiddy jumps in coastal senate race

  1. Anthony Byrum
    September 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I am sure Roy Cooper will gladly help in the campaign.

    • GUWonder
      September 19, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      What alternative universe do you live in? Twiddy gave thousands of dollars to help reelect Governor McCrory over Soros puppet Cooper in the 2016 cycle in the Governor’s race..

      Yeah, yeah, I know all about those old contributions to Cooper’s AG committee , one in the 2014 cycle when Cooper was not even on the ballot for anything and the other in the 2012 cycle when Cooper had no Republican opponent (thanks to sooper dooper NCGOP chairman Hayes). Knowing Democrat behavior, those smell like shakedowns by Cooper for access.

      I am much more worried by Solyndra Steinburg taking money from Big Solar, Big Wind, and the liberal trial lawyers PAC. He is bought and paid for by the special interests of the left.

    • john steed
      September 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

      The NC Board of Elections website shows two Anthony Byrums currently registered to vote in North Carolina, one a Democrat in Gaston County, and the other a Libertarian in Forsyth County.

  2. Judy B
    September 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I must have missed it, but can you tell me Mr. Twiddy’s political affiliation

    • Raphael
      September 20, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Scroll back through recent articles. There was an article about the potential GOP primary for this seat a week or so ago on the Haymaker.

      The other potential candidate is Bob Steinburg, although he would probably be better off running for his current House seat now that Twiddy is in the race.

      The incumbent, conservative Senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort), was done dirty in redistricting, and cut off from most of the district he has been representing and placed in a heavily Democrat, largely black district. The lines could easily have been adjusted to avoid that but the powers that be refused to do so.

  3. Patriot James
    September 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Conservative. Businessman. Hard work. Unfiltered access. Sounds good to me.

  4. Paul
    September 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    The latest liar who pretends to be a Conservative and fools the “grassroots”. I’d be ashamed to support this guy. On this site you have criticized true Conservative Republicans but you will get behind this guy. What’s your agenda? That’s the question that needs to be asked.

    • GUWonder
      September 20, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Who are those ”true conservatives”? Maybe Tilli$ or Burr? Maybe David Lewis or Nelson Dollar or Tim Moore or Jason Saine? Or maybe you are one of the supporters of Solyndra Steinburg, aka Solar Steinie, the waterboy and cheerleader for one of the most corrupt leftwing special interests in the state, Big Solar / Big Wind. With any of them, it is clear you do not know what a conservative is. A true conservative opposes corporate welfare and crony capitalism.

      Solyndra Steinburg would undo the conservative work that Bill Cook has been doing to push free market concepts when it comes to energy. Steinburg must be stopped.

      • Jennifer Allen
        September 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        To be replaced by a guy who is going to try and buy the seat.

  5. Roll. All
    September 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Bob is never at the NCGA to vote. Don’t worry folks. If Bob makes it to the Senate, I am sure it will be the same.

    • john steed
      September 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      If that is so, then his poor attendance record would kill him in a primary.

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