Walker Wins 6th Congressional District Seat

Walker Wins 6th Congressional District Seat

3:55am Nov 05, 2014
Mark Walker will hold a political office for the first time after winning the GOP-leaning 6th Congressional District Tuesday.
Mark Walker Campaign

Republican Mark Walker has been elected to represent North Carolina's 6th Congressional District.

 

Walker defeated Democrat Laura Fjeld, a lawyer from Hillsborough. Walker is a Baptist minister from Greensboro. He thanked his supporters during his victory party in Jamestown. Walker says he plans to stick to his traditional Republican values.

"I certainly do align with the Republican Party when it comes to traditional values, but even so, limited government is my heart and my nature and I think that says a lot about North Carolina and maybe we are still more red than purple,” says Walker.

Fjeld says she isn’t sure if she will run for a public office again, but for now she is looking forward to spending time with her family. She congratulated Walker on his win and encouraged him to work with all North Carolinians.

"Throughout the campaign, Mr. Walker has said that he’s going to be an advocate for middle and working class families, that he is going to work in a bi-partisan way to end gridlock in Washington. I really he will make that pledge good," says Fjeld.

The 6th Congressional district stretches north from High Point to the Virginia state line. Walker replaces U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, a Republican, who has held the seat since 1985. 

 

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