Mark Harris names campaign finance committee

02/04/2014 3:47 PM

02/04/2014 3:47 PM

U.S. Senate candidate Mark Harris has expanded his campaign efforts to include a finance committee of 17 people from across North Carolina.

Mike Rusher, Harris’ campaign manager, said the committee members, who have varying levels of personal political experience, were chosen for their heavy involvement in the GOP campaign.

“There’s always folks who want to do more, and they have the networks to get people involved,” Rusher said. “They’re going to help us tap into a base of donors that are not historically active in the realm of politics.”

The committee is divided into five state geographic regions. In the Raleigh area, it includes Cindy Hamilton, John Norment, Lena Reyes and Steven Sanderson. “In the Triangle region what you’ll find is folks who have more of a historical connection to Mark,” Rusher said.

Members from other parts of the state include Trent Woods Mayor Chuck Tyson; Oak Island Mayor Pro Tem Jim Medlin; Rev. Michael Whitson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Indian Trail; and former state senator Jim Jacumin of Catawba County.

The full list from the campaign also features: Mitch Young, John Vogler, John Miller, Rose Crafton, Jack Fallaw, John Hipp, George Edmiston, Dr. Keith Sellers and John Ray.

“I am honored to have each team member join our campaign and I look forward to announcing more additions as our campaign continues to expand in the coming weeks,” Harris said in a press release.

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