Christian. Husband. Father. Leader.
Tracy Philbeck is a lifelong resident of Gaston County. He went to North Gaston High School and later earned an Associates Degree from Gaston College before graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Government Pre-Law from Campbell University.
In October 1999, Tracy started Treescape, Inc. As a business owner, he has had the opportunity to serve clients across the southeast, primarily in Gaston County, for over 20 years.
He serves, and has served, on numerous community boards including the Gaston College Board of Trustees, Caromont Health Board of Directors, Dallas Rescue Squad, The Least of These of Gaston County, and The Dream Center of Gaston County.
As a commissioner, he has served on boards such as the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, Children’s Advocacy Center of Gaston County, National Association of Counties Community & Economic Development Steering Committee, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Public Education Steering Committee, as well as countless others.
Tracy enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with his family. He is married to his wife, Rebecca of 22 years. God has blessed them with two beautiful children, Eliana and Levi. They spend Sundays at their local church, Parkwood Baptist Church, in the morning, followed by an afternoon watching Panthers football!
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…”
I am pro life and I believe life begins at conception. I believe that all human life has intrinsic value and should be protected.
State and local government should do all we can to recruit large industry as well as promote small business within the community. While job creation is the role of the free market, government should actively encourage growth within the private sector.
Critical Race Theory
I support the steps that the General Assembly has taken to pass the anti-indoctrination bill to ensure the dignity and nondiscrimination of all students in our public schools. Our teachers should never be teaching that one race or sex is inherently superior to another. In America, every student should be afforded the opportunity to receive an education that opens opportunities to be a productive and well-equipped North Carolinian. North Carolina schools should be focused on providing the best education possible for our children. They should be places of respect—not hateful ideologies.
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I believe traditional marriage is the bedrock of our society. I support public policies that strengthen traditional marriage and families as the building block to a moral, healthy, and thriving society.
I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. As a gun owner, I will always stand up for gun ownership and oppose any act to infringe on that right. As a commissioner, I have supported the privacy of concealed carry permit holders and worked with state legislators to protect that privacy from those who wish to exploit it for political and self-serving purposes.
I am a major advocate for legal immigration and the need for immigration reform. I also believe that we need to do all we can to ensure that everyone that comes across the border, comes here legally. I support the hard working men and women in local law enforcement that daily work to keep us safe and will commit to provide them with all the resources needed to work with ICE to keep violent illegals off our street.
As a business owner and former county commissioner, I understand the direct link between transportation and business growth. I know firsthand the economic opportunity our community can experience with new and improved roads.
While I am a strong advocate for public education, I believe parents are best equipped to make decisions on how to educate their children. Whether it’s public school, private school, homeschool, charter school, etc., I support school choice. I don’t believe a politician or government bureaucrat should limit those options.
Arthur Godfrey said, “I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.”
As elected officials, we are to be good stewards of the hard earned taxpayer money we’re entrusted with.
Unfortunately, government is all too quick to raise taxes to fund pet projects, inflated budgets, and wasteful endeavors. I commit to always seek innovative ways to save money, increase efficiency, and cut wasteful spending rather than raising taxes on the hard working men and women in Gaston County.
The right to vote in a free and fair election is the most basic civil right. Our leaders must act to rebuild the trust of North Carolina voters. We must require Voter ID, strict absentee ballot deadlines aligned with election day, and the elimination of private funding of the administration of our elections to ensure a safe and secure election process. Once again, our Democracy should be the best in the world in reassuring our voters that their ballot is counted on election day.