NC General Assembly http://whqr.org en Candidate Profile: Michael T. Burns (R), NC Senate, District 9 http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-michael-t-burns-r-nc-senate-district-9 <p>Michael T. Burns grew up in western North Carolina’s Jackson County, and spent time living in Georgia, Idaho and Raleigh before calling Wilmington home. Burns manages a RadioShack in Wilmington, and is active within the local Mormon Church.</p><p>A political newcomer, he’s also running for the District 9 Senate seat soon to be vacated by Thom Goolsby. Burns, a Republican, says Goolsby has done a wonderful job, and that he hopes to continue his work. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly spoke with the 20-year retail veteran about his plans to create local business--while cutting government spending.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 52022 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Michael T. Burns (R), NC Senate, District 9