Thursday, January 26, 2012

A conversation about public service

We have to reclaim the security our middle class has lost in this Great Recession. Our future depends on out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of the world. We need to restore an ethic where everyone plays by the same rules and where hard work pays off. North Carolinians know this – and for the better part of a century, we have elected leaders who are committed to public education, small business and social justice.

Our progress, however, is not guaranteed. That is why I am actively having conversations about the office of Lieutenant Governor – with family, friends, party leaders, donors and so many whom Elizabeth and I met in 2010. We believe in public service and believe in fighting for North Carolina’s future. I look forward to continuing these conversations and making a further statement soon.