Dillon Gentry is running for the US House of Representatives on the Republican ticket. He has always lived in Asheville. Dillon studied political science and criminal justice at Appalachian State, and served in the Marine Corps.
Dillon wants to reshape the government, especially the House. He believes everyday people should be representatives, not professional politicians and the elite. He is not fundraising for his campaign as a matter of principle.
Although he is a Republican, he says he doesn’t fit in with the far right folks who want to build a border wall. He is small government-minded and interested in preserving the republic.
- Dillon would like to see more youth involved in local politics. This includes getting the facts from unbiased sources.
- He sees a social media bias against conservatives. Companies like Facebook are acting as publishers and platforms, so they should be examined as a digital public forum
Reducing government spending/overreach
- He’d like to decrease the tax burden on citizens and cut unnecessary programs.
Preserving the second amendment
- Dillon is a gun owner and believes the right to bear arms is important to this country.
Dillon asserts that state representatives are not saviors. We need to simplify the process and have true representation by regular citizens.