Today, Avery County Commission Chairwoman Martha Hicks announced her endorsement of Wayne King for the Republican nomination for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District.

“I support Wayne King because I know Wayne King will stand for our Christian conservative principles in Congress,” Hicks said. “The things I like the most about Wayne are his commitment to building the wall, standing with our President and standing up to Nancy Pelosi. Most importantly, I trust him to stand up for our National Motto of ‘In God We Trust.’”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Commissioner Hicks,” King said. “She is a strong conservative leader for Avery County and it means a lot to me to have earned her trust and confidence. As your Congressman, I will proudly stand with President Trump to defend our values, Build the Wall, and stop the radical liberals like Nancy Pelosi who want to destroy our Constitution and our way of life. I firmly believe that if we put our trust in God that America’s best days are still ahead.”

The endorsement of Commissioner Hicks comes on the heels of endorsements from the following Republican notables:

Tea Party Express

Students for Trump

Former GOP presidential candidate and United States Senator Rick Santorum

State Rep. Michele Presnell

Greg Newman, District Attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye

Retired Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan

Graham County Sheriff Joseph Jones

Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin

McDowell County Sheriff Ricky Buchanan

Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street

Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney

Yancey County Sheriff Gary Banks

Graham County Register of Deeds Carolyn Stewart

Transylvania County Commissioner Jason Chappell

Yancey County Commissioner David Grindstaff

Yancey County Commissioner Mark Ledford

Yancey County Commissioner Jeff Whitson

Spruce Pine Mayor Darla Harding

Woodfin Mayor and Former Buncombe County Emergency Services Director Jerry VeHaun

Henderson County School Board Member Amy Lynn Holt

Former State Senator Keith Presnell (Avery, Haywood, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey Counties)

Former State Rep. Phillip Frye (Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties) King is a Western North Carolina native and former Vice-Chair of the NCGOP. He has served the past seven years as Congressman Meadows’ Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director.

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