North Carolina Democratic state representative Wesley Harris announced Monday that he is running for state treasurer next year.
Harris, an economics consultant and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, released a video to kick off his campaign.
Harris, who was first elected to represent Mecklenburg County in the legislature in 2018, has highlighted his credentials in tax and finance issues and by highlighting his doctorate in economics.
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North Carolina Democratic state representative Wesley Harris has announced that he is running for state treasurer in 2024.
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Harris wants to succeed Republican state treasurer Dale Folwell, who took office in 2017. Folwell said last year he was considering a bid for governor in 2024, but has not yet made an announcement about his political future.
Among other things, the state treasurer manages the state government’s pension funds and heads a department that oversees the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers, retirees, and their dependents.
Harris’s video mentions growing up in rural Alexander County and the need to invest in local communities.