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Please join us for the monthly luncheon of the Lee County Republican Men’s Club on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the GOP Headquarters, 101 S. Steele St. Sanford, NC.

The doors open at 11:45 A.M. and the meal will be served buffet style. All party members are invited to attend the meeting by e-mailing: mensgroup@leegop.com (or .org), to make reservations.

Attendees will enjoy a ($10) lunch catered by Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House and Tea Room and hear our featured speaker.


Mr. Folwell was elected North Carolina’s 28th State Treasurer in November of 2016. The North Carolina State Treasurer is responsible for the state’s pension and healthcare plans valued at more than $100 billion.

Treasurer Folwell has promised the people of North Carolina that he is going show them where their money is, who is managing it and how good they are at their jobs.

Mr. Folwell has experience in solving problems for the citizens of North Carolina. He served four terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives, including his role of Speaker Pro Tempore in his final term. While in the House, Mr. Folwell authored 29 major pieces of legislation that saved money, minds and lives for North Carolinians.

As the state’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce, he inherited the most “broke and broken” unemployment system in the United States when he joined the office in 2013. Under Mr. Folwell’s leadership and with help from the General Assembly, North Carolina employers and hard-working employees, the state was able to pay-off $2.7 billion in unemployment debt and build a $1 billion surplus in 30 months.

Treasurer Folwell began his career as a blue collar worker making a living with his hands, feet and back. Working his way through school, he received his B.S. and Masters in Accounting from UNC-Greensboro. He is a former vice-president and registered investment advisor for Alex Brown.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Treasurer Folwell also served for eight years on the Forsyth Board of Education. Married for 28 years, he and his wife Synthia have three children and live in Winston-Salem.