Jason Wunsch, the Democratic opponent to House Majority Leader Paul “Skip” Stam of Apex, has received the backing of Wake County activists who are upset with Stam’s lead role in passing several key laws favored by conservatives this past session.
The Raleigh GLBT Report, a website for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual community, came out in support of Wunsch this week. The Report also published a letter of support from former Raleigh minister Jimmy Creech and his wife, Chris Weedy.
They acknowledge Wunsch’s campaign is “a David and Goliath fight on several levels.” Stam is a six-term member of the House and, as one of its Republican leaders, sits on a well-financed campaign fund.
The Wunsch supporters cite Stam’s role in the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, the law restricting abortions, the Racial Justice Act, private school legislation and his support for fracking.
Wunsch is a lawyer in Fuquay-Varina.