Rep. Beverly Boswell to seek another term in state House

By on February 10, 2018

State Rep. Beverly Boswell announced Saturday she will seek a second term in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

The Republican from Kill Devil Hills currently represents House District 6, which has been redrawn for 2018 to include Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico counties. Filing for this year’s elections begins Monday.

The full statement from her campaign follows:


Prior to Rep. Boswell’s election to the state legislature in 2016, she served as a Dare County Commissioner and on numerous local boards/commissions, including PTA president at First Flight High School.

Highlighting a few of the accomplishments while serving in the General Assembly, Rep. Boswell said the tax cuts and the deregulation policies were two of the most significant pro-growth reforms enacted last year.

“During the 2017 session, we continued to cut taxes by lowering the Individual Income and Corporate Income tax rates, increased the standard deduction for Individual Income, and reduced the Franchise tax on S-corporations,” Rep. Boswell said. “Putting more money back into the pockets of North Carolinians to spend or save, as well as back into the hands of businesses to create jobs and expand – are my guiding principles.”

Rep. Boswell was a primary sponsor of House Bill 61, (Small Business Income Tax Relief), and was joined by House Finance Senior Chairman Jason Saine (R-Lincoln) and Reps. Kyle Hall (R-Stokes) and Brenden Jones (R-Columbus) as primary sponsors of the legislation.

Remaining laser-focused on fulfilling her campaign promises, Rep. Boswell and the Republican controlled General Assembly passed sweeping changes to the state’s burdensome regulatory environment to cut through red tape that chokes off economic growth.


“Thanks to our efforts by removing unnecessary, ambiguous, and obsolete regulations the economy is on solid footing and remains in a stable growth pattern. The long-run baseline growth was 5.0% this past quarter, which was well ahead of the post-recession average of 4.2%,” Rep. Boswell said.

Recognizing the economic contribution and the heritage of the state’s commercial fishing industry, Rep. Boswell has been a strong voice in support of the working watermen in Raleigh.

“Preserving our culture and heritage of our working waterman is critical. Poor science and knee jerk reactions are debilitating not only our fishermen, but our farmers are also under attack,” Rep. Boswell said.


“Make no mistake – together we have accomplished a great deal, but more is required to continue to improve the quality of life by eliminating the unnecessary rules and regulations that are stifling individuals and families here in Eastern North Carolina from being able to thrive, grow and create jobs.”

Embracing steadfast commitment for her constituents, Rep. Boswell has one of the best records for attendance, thus, showing up and voting in the N.C. House of Representatives.

Among the 956 recorded votes since January 2017, Rep. Boswell has been present in the House Chamber for 943 of those votes.

In addition to recognizing her constitutional duty, Rep. Boswell presently works at a local medical clinic in Nags Head, N.C. She has worked in the medical profession for nearly 30 years – “it’s my passion – taking care of others is second nature,” Rep. Boswell said.

N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) gave high marks to Rep. Boswell on her decision to seek re-election. “Bev has been a consistent, true conservative voice for her constituents,” Speaker Moore said. “She’s never been afraid to make the tough decisions and fight for conservative principles. We’re fortunate to have her on our team and the people of the 6th district are fortunate to have her in Raleigh.”

Senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) said, “Beverly Boswell is a dedicated public servant who is committed to improving the lives of every day Eastern North Carolinians. She is a strong conservative who is committed to smaller government, lower taxes and less regulations. She does not bend to the prevailing winds of political correctness or what is so often termed the fashionable liberalism of the moment. Without hesitation, I’m proud to support her re-election bid.”


  • frank moore

    Fool us once shame on you, fool us twice shame on us

    Saturday, Feb 10 @ 3:17 pm
  • MSgt-OBX

    Make no mistake, the “Bag Lady” is going down. After her last term of failing to respond to most of her constituents, we cannot afford more of the same. She was not good for Dare County by any measure!

    Saturday, Feb 10 @ 3:33 pm
  • Cliff Claven

    I look forward to Ms. Boswell being soundly beaten in November’s election. Her support of lifting the plastic bag ban was opposed by so many in OBX that she will not win re-election.

    Saturday, Feb 10 @ 3:55 pm
  • Really?

    Ummm… She doesn’t represent only dare county. Get over it bag babies!

    Sunday, Feb 11 @ 12:50 pm
  • Scales of Balance

    Just remember this is a redrawn district. If you have family in surrounding areas, now’s the time to begin to let them know what it’s been like with her as our rep.

    Sunday, Feb 11 @ 3:41 pm
  • Rick

    Sorry Bev, you’re not going to be getting very many votes from the Outer Banks citizens. You need to come here and explain yourself and positions instead of hiding.

    Sunday, Feb 11 @ 5:42 pm
  • Ocean Sandy

    Regardless of which party you belong to, I urge everyone from Corolla to vote against Ms Boswell since she seems to avoid her constituents and because of the of the repeal of the plastic bag ban. Come on Democrats, give us someone everyone can vote for.

    Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:17 pm
  • stephen mckenna

    She gives a whole new meaning to the term “Bag Lady.” She should not bellowed to serve another term!

    Sunday, Feb 11 @ 9:29 pm
  • Outer Banker

    “laser-focused” Really Rep Boswell? I think not!

    Sunday, Feb 11 @ 9:53 pm
  • Happy Jack

    Continue the fight Beverly. You have my vote. I personal am tired of reading post from childish folks that can only call you names.

    Monday, Feb 12 @ 7:57 am
  • Greg Hamby

    Ms Boswell did in fact go against the wishes of a large block of her constituents. She represented the plastic industry along with Bill Cook and the rest of the majority in the legislature. That majority has touted itself as a tax cutter only to add taxes on most all labor and increase DMV fees She is also part of a nationwide cartel is several states that has proposed racially and partisan redistricting as well as Voter Suppression. These “laws” in NC were deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court . The legislature then spends money appealing these decisions. One has to wonder why lawmakers have so little knowledge of the law They have cost the taxpayers in this ignorant and mean spirited campaign to reduce our Constitutional right to vote. I would submit the majority should tend to issues that affect all of their constituents like education, highway maintenance, protection of our environment and health care. I for one will not vote for Ms Boswell and the retirement of the polluter Bill Cook is certainly welcome .

    Monday, Feb 12 @ 9:31 am
  • Thom, Duck

    Beverly has insulted every school age student in our community who has been educated to protect our future environment. Her authoritarian tendencies have clearly been rejected by our County Commissioners, Beverly does not represent me or my neighbors, she is on her own agenda and I hope we restore our community dignity by removing her in the next election.

    Monday, Feb 12 @ 9:52 am
  • Ann Kaplan

    I’m excited to see that Tess Judge will be Boswell’s opponent. Mrs. Judge has a long history of personal accomplishments and service to our community. Ms.Boswell has very little in that regard. Too many times our representative has voted against the will and interest of the citizens of Dare County, instead aligning herself with measures being pushed by ALEC. It’s time for a change. Goodbye Beverly!

    Monday, Feb 12 @ 12:38 pm
  • Dylan

    I suspect that Tess Judge will be hard to beat in the general election.

    Anybody but the Bag Lady.

    Monday, Feb 12 @ 1:09 pm
  • Oldcheebs

    I’ll be going out of my way to vote for anyone who opposes Bag-Lady Boswell.
    I’m so excited to see her gone I will probably vote early!

    Tuesday, Feb 13 @ 6:21 am
  • Ken Fucci

    Can’t vote for someone who is against what the majority of voters want. Seems kinda silly. Was she like this on the PTA? I think you can put her chances of re-election in a plastic bag and throw it away.

    Tuesday, Feb 13 @ 2:10 pm
  • Seal

    Who funding your campaign ” The plastic bag manufacturers ” ? Because your not getting a dime from me or my VOTE !!!!!!!

    Wednesday, Feb 14 @ 9:23 am
  • Porter

    Boswell has introduced bills that are troubling including removing the permitting process to conceal a handgun, allowing concealed handguns in churches and on college campuses, and changing the North Carolina constitution to reflect that. She also supports removing the requirement for electing judges and allowing the general assembly to appoint judges instead. Boswell also supports another troubling change to the NC constitution is to delete the words ‘AND GOVERNMENT’ from “Every citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of 9 the United States, and no law or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof can 10 have any binding force.” I would also prefer a candidate who allows for open discourse. Those of us who have tried to respectfully debate issues on her FB pages have been blocked. What about all those freedom of information law suits?

    Thursday, Feb 15 @ 7:42 am
  • Really?

    Ooooh!! Those mean old bags! haha! What a bunch of babies.

    Saturday, Feb 17 @ 10:46 am
  • B

    Show up at the rally tomorrow and Show Bev what We think about plastic bags.

    Friday, Feb 23 @ 2:05 am
  • Kathy Sparrow

    I’m a Democrat. Beverly is a Republican but I can not think of anyone I’d rather have with me in a fight. And getting thru the myriad of twists and turns and potholes and landmines that line the State Congressional corridors is really tough. She’s a fighter. She stands up for the people and the groups and causes she believes in and she digs in. Do I agree with everything she does? Of course not. BUT, I would trust her to have my back in any situation.
    I’ve worked with her a lot on commercial fishing issues and she has held firm on supporting this industry and the men who work in it. And I want to see what she can do next, with one term under her belt.

    Friday, Feb 23 @ 8:51 am
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