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Hardister announces intention to seek re-election in 2020

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By Colin Froment | Dec 18, 2019

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GUILFORD – State Rep. Jon Hardister, R-Guilford, revealed on his official Facebook page that he has filed for re-election in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 59 in November 2020.

“It has been a privilege to serve our community, and I would be honored to continue serving,” Hardister said in his announcement post. “We have made great strides in making North Carolina the best place to live, work and raise a family. However, there is more work to do, and we must continue our journey.”

Hardister promised to pass legislation related to transforming Medicaid “into a managed care system” in order to provide stronger results and controlled costs to patients. Hardister also intends to improve mental health and substance abuse treatment, regulate public safety initiatives, increase law enforcement funding, prepare for natural disasters and distribute more resources to school safety.

In office since 2012, Hardister has previously provided higher teacher pay and education funding, implemented more vocational training in the North Carolina school system, maintained affordable University of North Carolina tuition and enhanced the state’s community college system.

“We are fortunate to live in a society where ideas can be freely debated,” Hardister wrote. “In that spirit, I welcome discussion on issues that are important to our citizens. I will continue to listen, and I will always care about the people I represent.”

North Carolina’s District 59 includes Guilford County, the cities of Burlington and Greensboro and the towns of Gibsonville, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Summerfield and Whitsett.

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