Today, former Congresswoman Sue Myrick, the first Republican woman to serve North Carolina in the US House of Representatives, endorsed Dr. Joan Perry for Congress in the NC-3 Special Election to fill the seat of the late Congressman Walter Jones. Known for her staunch conservatism, Myrick served as Chairwoman of the conservative Republican Study Committee and founded the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. Myrick's son is Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.
"Dr. Joan Perry is the right leader for conservatives concerned about the direction of our country,"
said Myrick. "She will stand fast to protect our national security, she has the gumption to insist on fiscal responsibility with our tax dollars, and she's proven with her life experience as a pediatrician that she cares most about helping people, especially the next generation. We need her in the battle to fix healthcare because she's committed to empowering the private sector, not the government. I'm excited to endorse her because I know she will make a difference not only for the unborn but for all the hardworking people who need the federal government to get off their backs."
"Congresswoman Sue Myrick understands what it takes to stand strong in Washington,"
said Perry. "Whether it's our national security, the right to life, or fiscal responsibility, she fought for our Eastern North Carolina values. Her support means the world to me."
Dr. Joan Perry is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was one of the first women to earn the Morehead Scholarship. During medical school at UNC, she married her husband, Jimbo, and stayed there for an additional three years to complete her residency in pediatrics. With the birth of her first son during medical school and second son during internship/residency, Joan quickly learned how to juggle the demands of motherhood and a career. Upon residency completion, she moved to Kinston where she and Jimbo added three more sons to the line-up. She later earned appointments to the UNC Board of Governors, Gov. Pat McCrory's health and human services transition team, and Gov. Jim Martin's North Carolina Day Care Commission. A dedicated triathlete, she and her husband have housed more than 20 youth and young adults who needed a loving home. They helped to start Grace Fellowship Church over 25 years ago and remain active members today.
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