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Forward Party Endorses Shelane Etchison for US House NC-09

May 31, 2024

The Forward Party is proud to endorse Shelane Etchison for U.S. House in NC-09.

Shelane is the first independent candidate to successfully petition onto the ballot for the U.S. House in North Carolina’s history. She’s a former Army officer with two graduate degrees from Harvard, and she is now turning her attention to helping represent her community in Congress.

Following the attacks on 9/11, Etchison commissioned as an Army officer and was deployed to Iraq. She led soldiers as an MP Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. After returning from deployment, she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she was selected for a Special Operations pilot program. After 11 years of service, she pursued an MBA and MPP from Harvard’s Business and Kennedy Schools.

“As the Chair of the Forward Party Veterans and Veteran Families Committee, I support Shelane Etchison for North Carolina’s 9th District US Representative. Having seen the consequences of living under authoritarian rule, Shelane believes our Democracy is struggling and needs fresh voices in Congress, unbridled by partisan politics. She is ready to bring her experiences as a veteran to Washington, D.C.” – Keith Linville, Chair, Veterans & Veteran Families Committee Chair

Shelane embodies Forward’s values, especially those around American leadership and acting with integrity, ethics, and compassion. She has fought for the rule of law and to defend the Constitution. She is the leader that North Carolina needs.

You can view her campaign website here