Beasley: Representatives Must be Held Accountable for I-77 Toll Fiasco

Chaz Beasley, Democratic candidate for NC House District 92, responded Wednesday to the reported failure of House Bill 954 in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Republican caucus in the N.C. Senate decided not to send the bill, which would have cancelled the I-77 toll contract, to the floor for a vote.

“I’m extremely disappointed that our representatives in Raleigh failed to clean up the mess that they created. Our community can’t afford these tolls,” Beasley stated.

His opponent, Charles Jeter, was a supporter of the toll project for several years. He now claims to oppose the project and was behind the failed effort to pass House Bill 954.

“If representatives like Charles Jeter had done the right thing years ago, rather than waiting until the last possible moment to join the fight, this debacle could have been avoided,” Beasley continued. “This community deserves more from its leaders - and we need to hold them accountable in November.”

Chaz Beasley is the Democratic candidate for NC House District 92, located in Mecklenburg County. It includes parts of Huntersville, Charlotte, Pineville and Steele Creek, as well as Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina, Beasley grew up in a low-income, single parent home. He attended North Carolina’s public schools and graduated with honors from Harvard. Beasley then went on to earn his law degree at Georgetown.  

Currently, Beasley works as an attorney in the finance industry. He lives in Steele Creek with his fiancée Whitney, and his future stepdaughter, Maddison.