I’m Kyle Parrish and I’m officially running for Congress in North Carolina's 5th District. I am not typical.
I am a first time candidate, at the age of 56, who is not independently wealthy or retired, nor am I a lawyer or solely interested in getting into congress to grandstand or gain power. As a matter of fact, I am happy with my current job and will be happy to stay in it should I not win the election. However, I am running, so let me tell you a little about myself and why...
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So, you are probably thinking, "if everything is so great with that guy, why is he running?" That is a great question.
First off, I am running because no candidate should go unopposed, much less a 9 term fixture who does nothing to help the bulk of her constituents. I am here to hold her accountable for her complete lack of action, and her actions that are, frankly, offensive. No more free passes.
Second, the citizens of the 5th deserve a representative who is fighting for ALL of them, from the smokies to Winston, not just those who don't need it anyway.
And last, but certainly not least, we face existential threats to our democracy, both across the country and within our state.
The legislation arising from the "Big Lie" is nothing more than an effort to subvert the future will/vote of the American people. To counter these threats, we need new ways of working together - across parties - until the problem is resolved. Even the NC Republican Party Agrees -
So, while I am running and when I represent the 5th District, I will call out and confront the threats and the people who make them. I will not tread lightly.
Hopefully, by Nov 8, whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you’ll not only know who I am, but you’ll want to vote for me. Even if you don't want to vote for me, I am hoping you will continue to work with me to preserve our country and its Democratic institutions.
I am in this race to fight to deliver for the people of the 5th and to preserve our Democracy. Pure and simple.
Those are THE issues at this point.
I don’t expect you to agree with everything I think or say, but I would like you to get to know me and the way I think. I will be posting over the course of the run-up to the election, in all kinds of formats on multiple platforms, so you should have a great idea of who I am by election day. Take some time to listen to me, then decide whether or not you want me representing you, regardless of your party.
Our future depends on you.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to working for you!
We must unify.
Democrats, Independents, and REAL conservatives must join together to make our voices heard and send the extremists home. Only then can we return to creating the "shining city on the hill" once envisioned.
Time until the polls close on Nov 8:
Voting serves all of us. Thank you for your commitment.