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Introduce Chuck

Although he has now been elected to hold a public office, Chuck denies being a politician. He instead describes himself as a businessman transformed into a public servant. He explains that it is subservient leadership to others that has helped him achieve the success that he enjoys today, and it his intent to carry that line of thinking onto the Senate floor. 


He was born into what he calls a common work class family and raised on mountain values. He started working behind the counter at McDonald’s at the age of 16. He attended public school graduating from West Henderson High School, and he studied business at Blue Ridge Community College.


After a very successful career in corporate America, he and his wife Teresa now own seven of their own restaurant franchises, and they several other business interests. They enjoy their two grown children and one granddaughter.


While many describe Chuck in life as having accomplished some extraordinary things, he claims that he is simply a common man- and that what is extraordinary is the opportunities that have been made available to him by being born in the United States. 


He has a long history of serving his community on numerous boards and committees, and was first elected to the NC Senate in 2016. 


During his tenure there, Chuck has steadily gained recognition among his peers in the Senate for his ability to apply his business acumen, and his personal values to issues before that body. As a result, he has amassed an impressive list of committee assignments through which he has already played a significant role in improving the lives of those living in his district, and for all North Carolinians