Former Rival to Assist in Debates

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With only four months left until the General Election Steve Henion and Brian Tinga have joined together to challenge the incumbent Grier Martin on the issues.

Henion for House is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Tinga as the campaign’s Debate Committee Chair. Tinga, a statistical programmer in the field of clinical research at Duke University, along with two other candidates challenged Henion in the primary election that took place on May 4th.

“I am honored to have the support of Brian, he is an extremely bright individual.” stated Steve Henion, candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 34. Adding, “Brian ran a terrific campaign and understands the high stakes of the upcoming November election. What’s important now is that we share the same concerns about the challenges facing North Carolina and are committed to changing the current path we are on.”

Throughout the primary both Henion and Tinga maintained their focus on North Carolina’s future. This partnership further signifies their ongoing commitment to solve the problems that face North Carolina and how to better serve the citizens of District 34.

“I look forward to assisting Steve in organizing debates centered on the issues. The challenges facing North Carolina are numerous. The State's unemployment rate currently sits at 10.3% and there is a great need for meaningful reform in the areas of taxes and educational choice. I sincerely hope that the citizens of House District 34 will have the opportunity to become informed on the differences between the candidates”, stated Tinga.

Tinga, a North Carolina native, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he earned BAs in both Economics and Political Science. He went on to earn a Masters in Applied Economics at ECU where he studied the economic effects of alternative medicine in the health care industry. Tinga’s political experience began as a grassroots volunteer for Senator Richard Burr’s successful 2004 Senate Campaign

Steve Henion is a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 34 running against incumbent Grier Martin III. For additional information, please visit or call 919.803.6981.


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