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Gina Collias is a life-long Republican. This past presidential election demeaned the party. To counter this, Gina founded Rational Republicans on Facebook where the moderate majority of Americans may have rational and civil discourse. #MajoritySilentNoMore.
Gina was reared in Charlotte, North Carolina with strong Christian principles. She attended St. Gabriel's Catholic School from Kindergarten through 8th grade and graduated high school at Charlotte Country Day School.
Gina has her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree from Mercer University. Gina has been licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina for 25 years. She is also a licensed Broker in Charge with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Gina has been married for 27 years to a wonderful husband who is a family practice doctor. They are the proud parents of three children, two daughters who attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a son who enjoys soccer and Boy Scouts. Gina and her family moved to Cleveland County in 1999. Just as their parents had taught them, Gina and her husband have instilled the same values of integrity, hard work, and compassion in their children.
Hickory, North Carolina donors are the biggest financial supporters of Rep. Patrick McHenry by ZIP code.
Records from the Center for Responsive Politics show McHenry received $21,750 from Hickory. The next highest donating ZIP code was 90049 – Los Angeles, California.
WYFF News 4 Investigates found that of the money raised in this campaign cycle, McHenry has received just $54,900 from donors within North Carolina’s 10th District.
That makes up just more than 6 percent of all of the money he has brought in.
The Washington, DC metro area accounts for $134,700 of the donations McHenry received during the 2018 election cycle.
In this May 8 primary election, I am shaking off my voter complacency because I want a new face in Washington. Gina Collias is a Republican who is challenging Patrick McHenry in U.S. Congressional NC District 10. She’s tired of part! isan politics and thinks instead about what our communities need. She’s a woman, a lawyer, a mother and a businessperson. By definition, that means she respects the rule of law, she listens, and she gets things done. And she can balance a budget. She’s not taking NRA or for-profit corporate money to pay for her campaign. She’s pledged to be a uniter, not a divider. Republicans and unaffiliated voters in this primary race, please choose a candidate who puts country over party and cares most about making things better for all of us.
Our Republic is built on the tradition of thoughtful policies and meaningful debate. This tradition requires legislators to stand up for their beliefs. Sadly, Patrick McHenry dishonors this tradition.
Mr. McHenry rubber stamps Trump’s agenda 98.6 percent of the time. Thoughtful consideration doesn’t occur. Meaningful debate doesn’t happen. In fact, only four other representatives in Congress have a higher rate of acquiescence, and three of those have either quit or chosen not to run for re-election. That’s right: of 435 representatives in the House Mr. McHenry is number five on the list of Trump sycophants. We deserve better.
ASHEVILLE – One of the candidates in Tuesday’s primary vote for the Republican nomination in the 10th Congressional District is running to the left of incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry and two are running to his right.
Kings Mountain resident Gina Collias runs a Facebook group called Rational Republicans and wants to pull the GOP away from what she considers some of its more extreme positions.
April 25, 2018 – North Carolina U.S. Congressional District 10 -- Gina Collias, the only woman Republican challenger to U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry in the upcoming primary election on May 8th was namedtoday as a Republican Woman to Watch by the Washington, D.C. based Republican Women for Progress.Republican Women for Progress (RWFP) launched their 2018series featuring Collias. They will be usingheir social media channels to feature Republican women running for office who are committed to workingthrough the legislative process in a bipartisan way in order to create effective policy at the local, state, andnational levels.
I know the May 8 primary is getting close because campaign signs are popping up all over. Patrick McHenry has planted by far the most candidate signs. How does he afford this large expense to put so many signs along so many roads? Actually it is not his money that pays for this extravagance.
I am a 59-year-old male who has had the opportunity to live in Catawba County all my life. I am politically inclined because I believe that local politics should benefit every single person in Catawba County. I’m not too concerned about Democrats or Republicans. I’m concerned about citizens who are Americans who feel that they should have a say-so in politics. Some of the people I respect are late Congressman Cass Ballenger, the late Horace Isenhower Sr. of Conover, the late Stanley Corn of Newton and the late Sub Moose of Newton, the most influential attorney in Catawba County of all-time. I also respect attorney Gene Sigmon who has taught me to have an open mind about politics. I’ve learned a lot from them.
April 18 marks National Lineman Appreciation day, and I’d like to thank our state’s line-workers for their commitment to keeping our power reliable and our communities safe. Being a line worker is no small feat — it requires long hours, time away from family and the willingness to work in dangerous conditions. It also takes considerable training.
We’re pleased to offer line-worker training programs across the N.C. Community College System–like those at Nash, Cleveland, Caldwell, and Forsyth Technical community colleges. These programs offer hands-on experience and training to help build a skilled workforce for North
Carolina’s energy industry. Graduates go on to work for regional cooperatives, Duke Energy and other utilities that serve our state.