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Why I am Running

David Perry My wife Marlisa and I, and my entire family, consider ourselves blessed by God to be living in the greatest country in the world. And, since 2012, we consider ourselves to be even more blessed to be living in the best state and best county on the planet. New Hanover County is truly a paradise! A little over a year and a half ago, we welcomed my new grandson Lucas into our family. My hope is that our family will continue to thrive here in the Wilmington area for generations to come.

A substantial part of what makes this area, state, and country so great is the individual freedom we are afforded to live our lives peacefully and on our own terms. Unfortunately, over the last several decades we have systemically and gradually lost much of that personal liberty. Instead of being self-reliant, we have allowed ourselves to become overly dependent on government. Instead of working our community's problems out through local government, we have allowed the large government bureacracies in Raleigh and Washington, DC to micromanage our unique community. We must reverse course!

This is not a problem to be blamed solely on Democrats or Republicans. Both parties are equally to blame. While there are still principled people in both parties, most of the political leadership within these parties have forgotten the principles their parties have traditionally stood for, and have long ago discarded the principles of our Founding Fathers and the US Constitution. One party would like to have a Nanny state. The other would like a Police state. Both would direct us towards authoritarianism.

My opponents are running for the North Carolina House because they think that they can make state government more effective in controlling your life and micromanaging our communities. I am running to bring the power and your tax money back to you, and to the residents of New Hanover County! Together, we can restore the limited state government that our Founders had in mind. Together, we can set aside the political tribalism that pervades both parties. Together, you, me, and my grandson can prosper here for generations to come.


Although I was born in Cambridge, MA in 1965, I spent most of my childhood growing up in New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state. I learned to appreciate the fierce independent spirit of the state at that time, as well as a the environment and beauty of the White Mountains, Lakes Region, and small scenic coastline. I attended high school in Milford, NH and graduated in 1983. One of my prouder moments was volunteering for Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign. Although, in hindsight, President Reagan was not perfect, his inaugural words of "Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem!" still inspire me today.

David and Marlisa Perry I graduated from Gordon College, an evangelical Christian college just north of Boston, in 1987. I majored in history and double-minored in philosophy and biblical studies. After briefly studying church history on the graduate level, I proceeded to get a Masters of Education from Rivier College in 1992. I spent the next 3 years working with severely disabled students at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. In 1995 my career path shifted into Software Engineering and Information Technology and I have followed that career path to this day.

David Perry with Lucas I met my beautiful wife Marlisa in 2006, and we married in 2007. I enjoyed living in the Columbus, OH area, but after my step-daughters Kate and Lakyn both finished high school, we decided to move to Carolina Beach in 2012. Although they were at first a bit hesitant, both girls followed us here and now love the area as much as we do! I currently work as a Senior Software Engineer at Corning's Wilmington plant.

My grandson Lucas joined "the party" in 2016. When not visiting with him (and not running for political office!) I enjoy "being terrible at golf" and hiking different locations within the state. In her free time my wife enjoys spending time with our grandson, and hunting for and collecting vintage treasures.

My turn towards libertarianism occurred during Ron Paul's 2008 and 2012 presidential run. I had real hope that Dr. Paul would be able to reform the Republican party. Unfortunately, the liberty movement has been somewhat squashed since then. After Donald Trump, someone I consider to devoid of conservative or libertarian principles, received the 2016 GOP nomination for President, I could no longer in good conscience remain a member of the Republican Party. I have been an active member of the Libertarian Party since.

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