State Senator Buck Newton Announces Campaign for N.C. Attorney General
“Protecting North Carolina’s citizens should be the #1 priority of the state’s top law enforcement officer and lawyer.”
Star, North Carolina—State Senator Buck Newton has officially announced his candidacy for the office of North Carolina Attorney General.
In the small town of Star (population 874), Newton had a low profile start to what is sure to be a high profile campaign.
“I’m excited to announce my candidacy for State Attorney General,” Newton said while enjoying a pre-dawn breakfast at a small local diner in the town whose claim to fame is being the exact geographic center of North Carolina. “Most candidates start at one end of the state and work their way to the other. I’m starting in the middle,” Newton joked.
“As your Attorney General, I’ll protect citizens in the small towns and the big cities. Protecting North Carolina’s citizens should be the #1 priority of the state’s top law enforcement officer and lawyer.”
Newton, a steady conservative voice in the State Senate for 3 terms, said politics needs to be kept out of the Attorney General’s office and a focus needs to be put back on the citizens.
“As Attorney General, I’ll make sure that the rights of North Carolinians are protected -- from attacks of any kind, including unscrupulous scam artists, to the overreaching arm of the Federal Government. I will uphold the Constitution and strive to protect the rights it guarantees us as citizens,” Newton concluded.
Newton had 5 scheduled stops across the state on Monday, saying he plans on doing “a lot more listening than talking.”