High Point native files for presidential bid

May. 03, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

A native of High Point and graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School last month filed paperwork to make a bid for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

Kerry Bowers, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who now lives in Henderson, Nevada, filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission to designate Kerry Bowers For President as his principal campaign committee. Candidates for federal office must register their committees within 10 days of filing a statement of candidacy, which Bowers completed on April 22.
Bowers originally declared his candidacy in a video on his website last September.
Bowers’ next step will involve a coast-to-coast campaign. Bowers intends to visit New Orleans, where he and his wife, Deb, will take part in the Republican Leadership Conference. They will also be campaigning in western North Carolina and the Piedmont during July, his campaign reports.
Bowers’ campaign positions include the dismantling of what he terms “an overreaching national government;” the restoration of state sovereignty; a balanced federal budget in two years and an elimination of the national debt in 30 years; and the repeal of the 16th Amendment elimination of the Internal Revenue Service and the income, payroll and corporate tax system it administers.