Originally published in the INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE.
KANNAPOLIS — Local physician, Dr. Grant Campbell has declared his intent to run for the newly drawn N.C. House District 83.
Campbell issued a press release about his candidacy.
Campbell graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also received his medical degree. He has been treating patients in the area for over 25 years.
While already in private practice, Campbell learned of the critical shortage of surgeons in the military and enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. He was deployed three times and served in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan receiving multiple decorations while service in combat theaters. He finished his Army service in 2017 and was honorably discharged as a Lt. Colonel and returned to treating his local patients full time.
Campbell said some of his top priorities include improving educational and healthcare options for rural NC communities, providing training opportunities for citizens to take advantage of NC workforce demands, addressing the opioid crisis, and ensuring veterans get proper educational and credentialing credit for training they received in the military.
Campbell currently serves on the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and on the Board of Directors/Advisors of the UNC General Alumni Association and the Independence Fund.
Campbell and his wife of 26 years Anita live in Kannapolis with their dog and visit frequently with their two adult children.
The newly created District 83 spans portions of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties whose representatives were Rep. Kristin Baker and Rep. Kevin Crutchfield, respectively. Both have given Campbell their endorsement.
Baker stated that, “my friend Grant Campbell, a physician and veteran, is a man of great integrity and character who will serve out county well.”
Crutchfield added “Grant Campbell is an outstanding human being. I support him 100% in his campaign for the NC House District 83 seat. He is a servant in constant search of ways to give back to the community he serves, and I am confident he will continue that service for this district. I look forward to serving with Grant in the North Carolina Legislature.”
To find out more about Campbell, visit CampbellforNC.com.