Michael Lee

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

As the North Carolina General Assembly reconvenes this week, one budget item remains on the chopping block: high school driver’s education. The Senate’s current budget proposal would eliminate driver’s education classes as a learner’s permit requirement. 

Wilmington Business Journal

With an unpopular Democratic president in his second-term, Election Day saw the predictable Republican sweep in southeastern North Carolina.

NC Senate Candidates Debate the 2013 Mobility Formula

Sep 30, 2014
Wilmington Business Journal

Economic development experts say aging transportation systems are holding back growth in southeastern North Carolina.  The candidates for North Carolina’s Senate District 9, which encompasses most of New Hanover County, differ on whether the Mobility Formula is fair. 

Wilmington lawyer Michael Lee is vying for a seat in state Senate District 9—with hearty endorsement from incumbent Senator Thom Goolsby.  Lee, a fellow Republican, has twice previously run for the same seat--to Julia Boseman in 2008, and to Goolsby in the 2010 primary. While Lee has never won an elected position, he serves on the Port Authority Board, as well as the state Department of Transportation’s board.  Lee views job growth, education reform and a balanced budget as integrated pursuits.