Quality of Life

Our future success is all about Partnerships. I want to represent all of District 93, I want to hear from you.

I am focused on the actions that will make meaningful changes in the day to day lives of the people I will have been elected to serve. This will be accomplished because we agree to do the hard work together. I welcome the involvement of all of District 93., I want to hear from you. I want to listen and to share ideas.

Future success is all about partnerships. Climate activists working with housing advocates, law enforcement partnering with mental health professionals, small businesses and industry partnering with wellness and prevention specialists, educators, and local governments. The possibilities for partnerships and collaboration are endless.

As your representative in the NC House of Representative, it will be my job to make these partnerships easier, to limit barriers that unnecessarily interfere with or discourage local communities from taking creative action to respond to local needs.

Finding the Balance

No one should experience hunger, or inadequate shelter, joblessness, or poor physical or mental health because of lack of opportunity or limited access to the fundamental necessities of modern life – education, meaningful employment, opportunities for advancement, a healthy and safe environment, recreation, child or elder care, health care, accessible transportation, internet connectivity, and personal and religious freedom.

People should have options and a choice about how to live their lives. Government should provide safety nets and opportunities, and guidance informed by science and practical experience. But government should not be in the business of creating barriers, impeding innovation, or unnecessarily regulating our lives. The challenge is in finding the right balance – keeping us safe while also keeping us free.

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Democracy Provides for Common Ground and Creative Solutions

Quality in life means vastly different things to different people. The opportunity that a democracy provides is the possibility to find common ground where we can agree and build from there. Farmers, small business owners, farm workers, artists, retirees, children, health-care workers, parents, educators, store clerks, politicians – we all need different things – but what we have in common is that we all need each other. In the High Country we know how successful we can be when neighborhoods and communities work together. Let’s build on that history to find new solutions to the challenges of the future.

“Government should not be in the business of creating barriers, impeding innovation, or unnecessarily regulating our lives. The challenge is in finding the right balance – keeping us safe while also keeping us free.”  — Ben Massey

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“It’s no surprise to you to know that we probably fall in different places on some of the issues and challenges that face our state and nation. But I am absolutely committed to see people of Character and Integrity like you in the state and national legislatures.”

Wadsworth Duane (Skip) Roy, III, Registered Republican

 

 

“I believe we need individuals like you who will bring to our government an open mind and the ability to seek reasonable outcomes.”

Robert Bartlett, Registered Republican

 

 

“It takes guts, will and social commitment to have the courage to run. Your attitude of helping others, and your reasonableness in debate to ideas of others makes you what our society needs.”

Robert G. Johnson - Registered as Unaffiliated

 

 

Also endorsed by Mrs. Phyllis Goss, wife of former State Senator Steve Goss from Jefferson, who served in the NC Senate, 2007 – 2010

 

 

“I can tell you with all sincerity, that I have always seen you as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly. You have an extraordinary intuition for the legislative process, as well as the innate skill for blending the toughness of negotiation with the art of compromise.”

Randall C. Stewart, Former Member of the NC House of Representatives and Registered Democrat

 

 

"I am most happy to endorse Ben Massey for NC House Representative in the 93rd District. Ben cares about people and knows the issues that impact the lives of hard-working people in the 93rd House District—Affordable healthcare, Quality education for all, Clean air and water, Creating economic growth, and Assisting farmers. He has my enthusiastic support."

Ray Russell, the NC House, 2019 -2020

 

 

"Congrats for making the decision to run for NC district 93! Wow. And Thank You God! No one is more suitable & qualified than you, my Gentle Ben. Our country needs your knowledge & service, so much more than ever before. Good Timing, Good Man! Thanks with my Heartfelt Gratitude."

Bonnie Wooten

 

 

Also endorsed by Representative Cullie Tarlton from Blowing Rock, who served in the NC House, 2007 – 2010

 

 

 

Proudly endorsed by Progressive Turnout Project, the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy.

 

 

 

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee would like to offer our endorsement of your campaign for the upcoming 2022 General Election for House District 93.

 

 

 

"I know Ben Massey from our years as physical therapists. He possesses tremendous leadership ability with success serving on both national and state organizations. Ben has integrity and the desire to serve. Our mountain counties will do well having a people-caring person like Ben representing them."

Charlotte Hanes