Republican Nate Robertson to push charter schools, economy in HD 40 run

Republican Nate Robertson has switched his candidacy to House District 40, declaring that his campaign will focus on increasing school choice and economic development in the predominantly low-income Orange County communities.

Robertson is running on a personal freedom and economic empowerment platform. That starts, he said, with more freedom and options for parents in education, through efforts to encourage the development of more charter and magnet schools in the region.

“You know, when you think about the area of Pine Hills, there aren’t a whole lot of options besides the public school system. So I’m wanting to make sure that we’re focusing on what are the best options,” Robertson said, emphasizing his campaign’s top priority.

“Second would be personal freedom. People should be free to make decisions for themselves, for their family,” he said. “And third is really about small business development — and really all business…

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