Keith Karlsson filed today for the Democratic nomination for N.C. House seat 49 in Northwest Raleigh. It is the open seat that Republican neurosurgeon Jim Fulghum plans to run for.
Karlsson, a retired computer programmer and a former teacher active in Democratic politics, served on the Education Committee of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
“The Republicans in the General Assembly have threatened the future of our children and our state by slashing funding for education at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through the University of North Carolina,” Karlsson said. “North Carolina must be able to offer employers a 21st century work force, but instead the Republicans have put North Carolina on the path to fewer jobs, now and in the future. We cannot cut our way to excellence.”