John Dismukes talks to crowd during the "Proud to Be Republican"
event at Snow's Cut Park. Looking on are Thom Tillis and David Rouzer,
part of enthusiastic crowd of GOP faithful who turned out.
*Photos by Pamela Lynn Collins
Thom Tillis and his wife Susan hosted a week-end event underneath a canopy of spreading trees, and brilliant white clouds floating in a deep blue autumn sky. It was a perfect setting for a cook-out and picnic attended by Republican faithful from many communities in the Cape Fear Region and beyond.
Thom has been very successful as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, and is now campaigning for the U.S. Senate.
He was in Wilmington for a fund-raiser -- one of many that will be held throughout the State. I asked him how his Wilmington event had gone:
Among guests of honor at "Proud to be Republican" were John Dismukes,
Thom Tillis and Davis Rouzer.
I was also able to with Thom's lovely wife, Susan, who took a moment for an interview as she talked with some of the many guests and supporters who were on hand at the cook-out in Snow's Cut Park.
Susan with Claire Ledford, daughter of Carmen Cox Ledford.
Her mom says she is Thom Tillis' number one fan!
Susan Tillis (cont'd.)
I resigned from my management position at the end of May to help Thom in his campaign, so I am 120% behind him to help with his duties and assist in any way I can. I often accompany him on his trips to speak to audiences wherever his schedule takes him.
Verne: The State needs Thom and so does the country. What qualities and experience does he bring to the task?