Phillip Price First Candidate to File for 11th District Seat

Phillip Price First Candidate to File for 11th District Seat

McDowell County Democrat Phillip Price became the first candidate to officially file to run in the 2018 race to represent the people of Western North Carolina in the 11th Congressional District Monday when he hand-delivered his “Notice of Candidacy” and a check for the filing fee to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement in Raleigh.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to give back to my community as I ask for their support and their vote for this important office in this critical election year,” said Price. “It’s time to return the working people’s voice to the People’s House in Washington, D.C. My voice will echo loudly through the halls of Congress demanding fairness, justice and equal opportunity for all.”

Price began his campaign nearly 11 months ago, and, as a result of the miles travelled and the voices listened to, has developed a plan that addresses the District’s needs for health care, environmental protection, educational reform, infrastructure improvements and higher wages.

Price is a hard-working family man who has lived and worked in the 11th district for more than 33 years. He has been faithfully married to a Jackson county woman for 21 years. Phillip and Michelle met at Western Carolina University and have been raising three children with the help of the North Carolina Public School system and the Episcopal church. During the past 18 years, Phillip and Michelle have built a small lumber recycling business from the ground up through hard work, attention to detail, and honest relationships with their customers, vendors, and sub-contractors.

Price is a life-time sportsman and enjoys spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Western North Carolina. Having lived in six counties of the 11th District, including Transylvania, Jackson,Macon, Haywood, Buncombe, and now McDowell, Pice understands the struggles of mountain families and is committed to protecting and preserving the values and culture of the mountain people.

“Before the May 8 primary, I will work long hours and continue to travel extensively to introduce myself and my ideas to the hard-working people of the district and listen to their stories and hear their concerns,” said Price. “That work will only make me a better candidate in this truly grassroots effort to unseat the Wall Street representative and return working people’s values to the House of Representatives.”

Price has a campaign website at and urges voters to go there to learn more about him and to offer their help to his campaign.

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