Bruce Blackmon, a Buies Creek physician who is old enough to call Bobby Etheridge sonny boy, has entered the Democratic primary for governor.
Filing his candidacy today, Blackmon said he would run on a single platform: cutting taxes.
“I want to lead the good people of North Carolina in an effort to begin to cut taxes for our children, great-grand children and all generations to come so that they can keep more of the money that they earn,” Blackmon said in a statement.
He said he would set aside a small percentage of the lottery income through a growth endowment to reduce taxes.
Though he is older than the rest of the field, including the 70 year-old Etheridge, Blackmon said it should not be a concern.
“I am but 90,” he said. “I will just do what I have to do.”