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North Carolina Senate - District 34
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Hi, I’m Barry Templeton running for North Carolina Senate to represent District 34. District 34 is all of Iredell and Yadkin Counties.
I was raised in the northern part of Iredell County. Long ago, I attended Union Grove, Monticello, and Ebenezer elementary schools. I went to Harmony for junior high and North Iredell for high school.
Growing up in Iredell, I primed tobacco, put up hay, generally worked around farms. Later on I worked in a textile mill (Uniglass Industries) and a chicken processing plant (Veterans Grease and Tallow).
I left Iredell to attend college. After that I joined the US Navy. In the Navy, I completed Nuclear Propulsion training and went on to serve on submarines.
Along the way, I married an Iredell County girl and had two daughters. A blended family has made me a proud grandpa of several grandkids.
After the Navy, I worked in nuclear power plants. I was primarily in the Health Physics field which concerns itself with radiation and chemical safety. As computers came into wider use I gradually migrated from Health Physics to Information Technology. I retired from Duke Energy a couple of years ago as a Senior Network Engineer.
When I retired I moved back home to Iredell. The crisis in the national government and the absolute silliness from the NC General Assembly motivated me to get involved in politics.
I have chosen to run for office because so many people are getting a raw deal from the current office holders. I believe that decent people have been tricked into believing that the party of Trump serves their interests. As I see it, the Republicans have only one interest and that is to stay in power.