Chaz Beasley Reports Impressive Fundraising to Kick Off State House Run
N.C. House candidate Chaz Beasley has reported a strong fundraising haul in the opening days of his campaign, raising nearly $22,000 in his first week.
Beasley, a Democratic candidate for District 92 in the N.C. House of Representatives, reported raising $21,865.25 in an Organizational Report filed with the State Board of Elections on Thursday. The report is required in the first ten days of a candidate running for office.
Beasley’s fundraising amount is virtually identical to the amount raised by incumbent Republican Charles Jeter over the past six months. In a report released last week, Jeter reported raising $21,912.02, only $46.77 more than Beasley raised in a week’s time. Beasley already has nearly $8,000 more in cash-on-hand than Jeter, according to the reports.
“The amount of support we have received as a campaign has been incredible,” Beasley said. “I am humbled that so many people have been willing to invest in our effort to offer a fresh voice for our community.”
Beasley announced his plans to run on July 29. District 92 is one of the most competitive in the state, encompassing the western border of Mecklenburg County from Huntersville down to Pineville. President Barack Obama won the district in both 2008 and 2012, and Senator Kay Hagan carried it in 2014.
Born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina, Beasley grew up in a lowincome, single parent home. He attended North Carolina public schools and graduated with honors from Harvard University. 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.