Republican State Senate Candidate Bobby Hanig Files Election Challenge Against Democrat Valerie Jordan

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CONTACT:  Rep. Bobby Hanig

August 16, 2022                                                                                                                              (252)207-5479

Republican State Senate Candidate Bobby Hanig Files Election Challenge Against Democrat Valerie Jordan

Powells Point, NC – Yesterday, the Bobby Hanig Committee filed an election protest at the Currituck County Board of Elections against Democrat Valerie Jordan on the grounds that she does not live in Senate District 3. Valerie Jordan moved to a house in Raleigh in 1998, which she still owns and does not rent out. Overwhelming evidence proves that Jordan never moved to Warren County – despite changing her voter registration to her stepfather’s house in December 2020 – and continues to live in Raleigh today. The election protest seeks to replace Valerie Jordan on the November ballot with an eligible Democratic candidate.

“Residents of Northeastern North Carolina deserve a Senator who lives in the district and understands the challenges facing them, not someone who has lived in Raleigh for 24 years. I have lived in the district for thirty-years and I know the voters want a representative who knows the people, the communities and the issues that matter to Northeastern voters. Whether. my candidacy for State Senate is ultimately successful or not, the voters in my community and the 10 counties in Senate District 3 deserve representation by someone, Republican or Democrat, who lives here and shares their values,” said Bobby Hanig.

The North Carolina Constitution requires State Senators to live in their districts for the year preceding Election Day. Accompanying the election protest filed yesterday, numerous exhibits indicate Jordan does not meet this residency requirement and, in fact, continues to live at her house in Raleigh:

§  For a three-week period in July and August 2022, photographic evidence proves Jordan stayed at her Raleigh home for at least 23 straight nights. Jordan’s vehicle was photographed in the driveway at her home on 23 consecutive mornings.

§  Jordan has made numerous political contributions, as recently as the fall of 2021, all listing her Raleigh address as her primary residence.

§  Jordan owns multiple properties in Warren County. The tax records for those properties list Jordan’s home address in Raleigh for her contact information.

§  Jordan’s own profile page on the NCDOT website currently states that she is a “long-time resident of Raleigh.”

Hanig said, “The North Carolina Constitution is clear with regards to residency requirements. Voters in downtown Raleigh have different priorities than voters in Northeastern North Carolina. And voters demand integrity in our elections, including candidates who are truthful about where they live and what they stand for. I am hopeful the county boards of elections will resolve this matter swiftly.”

Senate District 3 includes Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, and Warren Counties.