CoastLine Candidate Interviews: 7th Congressional District
North Carolina’s U.S. House District 7 stretches from the southeastern coast of North Carolina encompassing Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties – west to the more rural Columbus, Sampson, Wayne and Duplin Counties. The district also includes portions of Johnston and Bladen County.
David Rouzer, a Republican historically from Johnston County – who recently moved to New Hanover County has represented the district for two full terms and is seeking his third. He faces two challengers this year: Democratic Candidate Kyle Horton and Constitution Party Candidate David Fallin. This is the first election year in North Carolina that the Constitution Party has had a spot on the ballot.
Candidates for NC Congressional District 7:
David Fallin says he’s lived in eastern North Carolina for more than 25 years. He’s owned a small business – a construction company since 1996. He’s served as a high school basketball referee for 26 years – and a college basketball referee for 16 years.
Democratic nominee Dr. Kyle Horton, who beat out Grayson Parker in the primary, is an internal medicine doctor with a business degree. Before starting medical school, she worked in the Emergency Department at Duke University. She’s also provided Veteran-specific healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
After her residency, she stayed to train medical residents at the VA and she cared for Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in a post-deployment clinic.
She lives in Kure Beach.
David Rouzer, a Republican historically from Johnston County – who recently moved his residence to New Hanover County has represented the district for two full terms and is seeking his third. Before serving in the U.S. House, David Rouzer spent two terms as a North Carolina state Senator – representing District 12.