Dobson announces run for NC Commissioner of Labor; Meadows endorses

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MARION – North Carolina State Rep. Josh Dobson, R-85, of Nebo, announced Saturday, May 4,  his intention to run for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry recently announced that she would not be running for re-election.

“I believe my nine years in elected office, first as county commissioner and now as a state representative, has prepared me well to represent all of North Carolina as Commissioner of Labor,” Dobson said. “The Labor Commissioner’s office has oversight responsibilities for agricultural safety and health, amusement devices, boiler and pressure vessel safety, elevators, mines and quarries, retaliatory discrimination laws, and wage and hour laws. Commissioner Berry has set the bar high over the past 20 years, and I look forward to continuing the same high level of professionalism, fairness, and efficiency in the Department of Labor”. 

Dobson, a North Carolina native, has served in the State House since January of 2013 representing Avery, McDowell and Mitchell counties. He currently serves as chair of the Health Policy and Appropriations committees. 

In a prepared letter to North Carolina voters, Republican United States Congressman Mark Meadows endorsed Dobson. 

“I wanted to let you know I am proudly endorsing my friend, Josh Dobson,” Meadows said. “He is the right person to serve our state’s labor department. I can honestly say Josh is someone who represents what a public servant should be. An effective worker, a steadfast leader and trustworthy person of character who seeks to do what is right. Josh is the right person for the job and would be a phenomenal choice for Labor Commissioner. I am pleased to give him my full, unqualified endorsement.”

Dobson said it would be an honor to serve as North Carolina Commissioner of Labor 

“I look forward to earning the support of the people of North Carolina,” he said.

The MItchell News

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