Lt. Governor Dan Forest meets with military members

New Bern

NEW BERN, NC (WNCT) – In Craven County, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest kicked off his 2020 campaign for the state governor’s race.

On Thursday, he met with military members and families at the Emerald Golf Club.

Governor Dan Forest announces his plan to make North Carolina the nation’s number one military-friendly state.

Lt. Governor Forest announced his first major policy announcement for the military and veterans.

He touched on three points:

1 – Supporting military families. Help kids of active-duty soldiers access high-quality education.

2 – Transitioning to civilian life. His campaign says they committed to welcoming service members to the state as they leave active duty. 

3 – Building careers in North Carolina making a way for veterans to start careers in law enforcement and high demand fields

He says all these things are a way to say thank you.

“Well one of the things I think we’re missing in North Carolina is a vision for our state,” said Forest. Looking into the future, what are we going to be 20…30…50 years down the road. My background in architecture lends itself to that.”

He goes on to say that he chose New Bern because it’s the heart of the military country.

And this would be the best place to present this plan.

His campaign themes are unity, opportunity, and possibility. 

You can click here to read more details on that proposal on Dan Forest’s campaign website.

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