Character Name: Winston Harvey
Home State: North Carolina
Previous Job: Law (Lawyer, Judge, Law Enforcement, etc)
Date of Birth: 09/20/1952
Race / Ethnicity: White
Religion: Protestant Christian
Wealth: Middle Class
Are you married?: No
How many children do you have?: 2
REPUBLICAN - Winston Ulysses Harvey, Jr. was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 20th, 1952. His father, a part time professor of English and farmer, instilled the values of education and critical thinking at an early age in Winston's life. His mother, a local music teacher, insisted on Winston's immersion in art and poetry. Upon graduating High School, Winston attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study Economics; he graduated with his B.A. in 1974. After graduating from UNC, he acted on his interests in photography and film making to travel the United States filming rural communities of the South for the Library of Congress. After working for the Library of Congress for a few years, he returned to North Carolina to obtain his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest University; he was hooded in 1979. Throughout the 1980s, Winston served as legal counsel for various organizations, non-profits, think tanks, and businesses, however his largest area of success was Entertainment Law. Harvey represented many various artists throughout the mid-to-late eighties. In 1988, he returned to Wilmington, North Carolina to focus on photography, rededicate his profession to a small town and community-oriented legal practice, and start a family. He married Verna Walker in 1989 and shortly afterwards had two children. In 1991, Winston was elected Mayor of Wilmington. His down-to-earth approach to politics and common sense approach to fiscal policy allowed him to excel in and otherwise struggling town. During his tenure, he cut city employment by 10%, streamlined municipal services, expanded public health and community centers, improved public transportation, and incentivized businesses to invest in the Port City.
In 1995, he left politics and started teaching a variety of undergraduate pre-law classes at University of North Carolina - Wilmington including: business law, constitutional law, and some photography classes. In 1998, he was promoted to serve as Dean of the College of Humanities and Government Studies at UNCW. In 2001, he and Verna divorced on mutual terms. Later that year, Harvey travelled to Europe -- where he would spend the next four years studying religious philosophies, examining legal institutions in Venice and London, and participating in various service projects. In 2007, upon his return to Eastern North Carolina, Harvey retired from his practice and was appointed to serve the remainder of the term for a Superior Court Judge seat in Wilmington. In 2012, Harvey ran for United States Congress representing the 7th District and was elected by a 56%-44% margin. Harvey ran on the ideas of economic opportunity, education funding, non-intervention, lower taxes, less regulation, and strong agricultural support.
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