|Mark Meadows faces a run-off election in July against fellow Republican Vance Patterson.
Western North Carolina credit unions gathered in Waynesville on Tuesday evening and as part of the monthly chapter meeting program, attendees welcomed Mark Meadows. Meadows is a Republican candidate running to replace retiring Congressman Heath Shuler.
Meadows, a resident of Jackson County, briefly addressed the nearly 60 credit union representatives in attendance and spent time talking individually with many following the meeting. “We all recognize how important it is that credit unions are well represented in Washington, DC,” said Susan Holliday, Ecusta Credit Union Manager and Western Chapter President. “We all enjoyed meeting Mark and hearing more about why he’s running for Congress.”
Meadows garnered 38% of the vote in the May 8th Republican Primary that saw ten candidates face off for the nomination. Meadows will face Burke County Republican Vance Patterson in a July 17th run-off. Patterson won 23% of the vote in May. North Carolina election law requires a run-off between the top two vote getters when one candidate fails to get 40% of the vote.