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Gailliard to run for Congress

Posted on November 22, 2021

Updated on November 23, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — State Rep. James Gailliard is set to announce his candidacy for U.S. Congress.

Gailliard, in his second term representing most of Nash County in House District 25, will run for the seat that will be left empty by a retiring G.K. Butterfield.

Gailliard's official announcement is set for 8 p.m. Monday.

Gailliard, a Democrat, holds degrees from MoreHouse College and St. Joseph’s University. He pastors Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount.

Gailliard successfully ran for reelection in 2020 on a platform of job creation, health care reform, affordable housing, systemic inequity, public school funding, rural infrastructure investment, public safety, environmental justice and the constitutional rights of women.

Gailliard is married with five children, one of whom is deceased.

Two other Democrats have already tossed their hat into the ring in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic primary.

State Sen. Don Davis and former state Sen. Erica Smith have announced their plans to run as well.

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