"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to seek the office of Labor Commissioner. During my time in the legislature, I have worked to lower taxes, reform the tax code, balance our budget, and promote workforce development. I am proud of the work we have done to make North Carolina the best state for business, and I will bring this same mindset to the Department of Labor.
In addition to more than a decade of public service, I have over 20 years of experience in the private sector. This has taught me the importance of hard work, accountability, and meeting the bottom line.
As Labor Commissioner, I will work to expand our workforce, ensure timely and fair inspections, enhance workplace safety, and prevent overreach from the federal governments. We will ensure that our department is operating efficiently and that the needs of workers and businesses are being met. It would be an honor to serve, and I am looking forward to meeting people on the campaign trail in the months ahead."
- Rep. Jon Hardister -