Dr. Kyle Horton filed in Raleigh Wednesday to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Horton said she selected February 14th to file because it commemorated one year since 150 concerned 7th District citizens joined her to tell Senator Richard Burr it would be heartless to overturn the Affordable Care Act and put millions of North Carolinians at risk of losing their life-saving health coverage.
The Seventh Congressional District includes a portion of Johnston County and is currently represented by Republican David Rouzer.
Dr. Horton said she is commitment to caring for the hardworking families of North Carolina by representing them in Congress. She brings to the national conversation both her medical expertise as an internal medicine specialist, and as a Veterans Affairs doctor who worked in the post-deployment clinic for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. If elected, she would be the only female physician in Congress, and one of the few doctors with particular experience and expertise in Veterans healthcare.
Surrounded by friends and supporters who made the trip to Raleigh from Wilmington with her, Dr. Horton said, “I’m running to represent the citizens of the district who need an economy that rewards hard work instead of hoarded wealth. There are far too many hardworking families in the 7th Congressional whose American Dream is on life support. In Congress, I will fight for those who need health coverage, clean water, and good-paying jobs. I am headed to Congress to work for North Carolinians.”