for NC's 5th Congressional District  ~ March 3rd, 2020 Primary 
David Wilson Brown

Brown was a 2018 Democratic candidate for North Carolina's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House after winning the Democratic Primary and narrowly losing in the November Election to Patrick McHenry. He declared to run for the seat again in 2020 in the 10th, then refiled when redistricting occurred to make a run in his new district, the 5th.

He graduated from South Mecklenburg High School. In 1995, he interned under Republican Representative Sue Myrick in Washington, D.C during her first term.  He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and communication from Appalachian State University in 1996. Brown currently works as an IT consultant and lives in McAdenville in Gaston County with his wife and two children.
Eric Hughes

Eric Nathan Hughes is from Gaston County. He holds an Associates degree in business from Central Piedmont Community College and is the owner of Eagle Point Inspections, LLC since 2018. He has one daughter. This is the first time he has run for a political office. 

"God is real, people are fake. Be you, never give up, and help others," is one of his driving beliefs. 

"It's so important that we have good candidates old or young that will do what's right, regardless of any pressures that come with being a human being. We must have brave candidates that we can count on to do whats right when we need it. Some people switch sides when we need them. We need solid people. That's why I'm running to give our people that opportunity to have a solid representative."

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