Republican candidate for N.C. attorney general Tom Murry spoke to the Iredell County Republican Men on Saturday.

Special to Iredell Free News

Tom Murry, a Republican candidate for N.C. attorney general, discussed the opioid epidemic, his work as a state prosecutor and military background during a recent meeting of the Iredell County Republican Men.

“The fentanyl crisis is not just a big city problem. It is everywhere,” Murry said during Saturday’s meeting in Troutman. “As an Army veteran and state prosecutor, I’m ready to serve as attorney general and partner with law enforcement to tackle the fentanyl epidemic.”

Murry spoke to attendees about his experience as a prosecutor, former legislator, and as a judge advocate with the N.C. National Guard. He discussed election integrity efforts, including the Voter ID bill he sponsored during his time in the legislature. He also detailed his experience working with law enforcement as a prosecutor and his management experience as a top executive in the N.C. Judicial Branch, where he worked with the Chief Justice. 

“The attorney general is responsible leading the largest law firm in our state and defending the laws passed by the General Assembly,” Murry explained. “It is the North Carolina Department of Justice, not the Department of Politics. I am battle-tested and ready serve you as attorney general, and I’m asking for your vote.”

Murry served nearly a decade in elected office as a councilman and state legislator while he managed a local business. He was the primary sponsor of Voter ID and a regulatory reform bill that eliminated over 1,400 regulations.

As a judge advocate, he deployed to the Middle East in 2017-2018. In 2019-2020, he served as a full-time legal assistance attorney helping soldiers and their family members, as well as military retirees.

Murry is also a licensed pharmacist and serves as an adjunct teacher at the Regent University School of Law.


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