If you recall one of my earlier posts I shared with you that my friend and colleague, Steve Woodsmall is running for Congress in 2018. He’s a progressive who wants to represent the great state of North Carolina and flip the 11th District.


As Major Woodsmall, Steve served as a commander, executive officer, and management consultant in the Air Force, and was selected as a flight commander at Officer Training School to train and develop future leaders. He also worked as a government contractor for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Steve previously served as a director in the corporate arena and managed a not-for-profit organization.


Steve holds a PhD in Organization & Management, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

He currently teaches leadership and management at Brevard College in Brevard, NC, and is a current member of the Transylvania County Planning Board. Steve was third vice-chair of the Transylvania Co Democrats (but is inactive now due to running for congress).


Platform Issues

Steve has some sound solutions and views on:

  • Gun Regulation
  • Campaign Finance
  • Social Security
  • Job Creation
  • Immigration
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Cannabis
  • Voting Rights, and the
  • Environment

More About Steve

Steve believes “in a progressive minded, solution based approach to politics, and always puts the constituent first” because as a public servant he knows that he works for the people, and not the other way around.


To learn more about Steve and his ideas for positive change in North Carolina and throughout our great nation, please visit his site: https://woodsmallforcongress2018.org/

Meet Steve

To meet Steve and/or hear him speak at a local convention, forum or other event in North Carolina, be sure to visit his events page to see what Steve has on his calendar for the next several weeks: https://woodsmallforcongress2018.org/events

I can tell you now that on March 24th he will be at events in Waynesville, Sylva, and Valdese. On the 26th he will be at two events in Brevard and Cherokee. On the 27th he will be at a forum in Sylva and on the 28th he will be at an event for the West Asheville Democrats in Asheville. Check his calendar for specific details and to see what he has planned for the month of April.


How to Support Steve

There are four ways that you can support Steve’s campaign for Congress:

  • Vote for him: 
    • The Democratic Primary is May 8, 2018
      • Early voting begins Tuesday, April 19, 2018
    • Vote for him again on November 6, 2018
  • Volunteer on his campaign
  • Host an Event in Western North Carolina
  • Contribute to his campaign- visit here for details

I know that Steve will appreciate any level of support that you provide, no matter which option that you choose.

Be sure to follow him on:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveWoodsmall   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodsmallforCongress2018/ 

The only way to truly bring positive change is to vote out those who are holding us back and keeping us down (leaching on the system from within) and vote in those who will work tirelessly on our behalf, so that our voices are not only heard but the power from those voices are then amplified, and bring about genuine action through reform, bills, and other mechanisms.


I’m so excited to see that my friend and colleague Dr. Steve Woodsmall is positioning himself for a Congressional run for 2018.

I endorse Dr. Steve Woodsmall.

He has the strength, fortitude, conviction, and no-nonsense mindset that is needed to come in and bring true change to the status quo. A lot of people talk the talk. I’ve always known Steve to walk the walk.

I’m sharing pictures of Steve in this post to help you see and connect with the man that I’ve known as a friend for 7 years. I forgot to ask Steve for permission to post these pictures so I’m asking him for a “pass” (*smile*).

Steve is an amazing leader, served our country as a Commander in the Air Force, has a global perspective that is inclusive, he’s tough as nails but has a giving heart, and everyone who knows him knows that he is excellence-driven.

He has been molding and challenging minds of college students as a university professor for about four years now, and has been officiating youth basketball games for numerous years.

Steve is a family man with four children and several grandchildren. He’s an avid scuba diver and golfer.

A native of Elnora, Indiana, he has his hand on the pulse of everyday Americans and those who immigrate here looking for a better tomorrow than their yesterday. Steve understands, knows and relates to the needs of the middle class and working class.

Steve Woodsmall understands the nuances and blind spots of both the public and private sectors, as he’s worked in and served as a leader in both—he comes with experience and a desire to bring positive change that helps ALL not just a few.

Please help Steve jumpstart his campaign. He has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $2,018 for the congressional filing fees. Please support his efforts by donating what you can https://www.gofundme.com/congressional-filing-fee

Our country needs a passing of the torch. We need fresh minds who can be foot soldiers for the people.

We need more Steve’s working for us and on our behalf. We need to de-clog the system that keeps bringing forth and electing individuals who only serve a small percentage of the population, and rebuild it instead with people who are focused on serving ALL of the people. No self-interest, just service, action, and positive impact.

To learn more about Steve I strongly recommend that you read his book (yes, he’s an author, and I gave him a raving review) “It Beats Eating Lizards” which is available on Amazon. A bio only says so much, to get an understanding for his mindset, leadership approach, and views you should read what he has written–it’s like having a conversation with him.

Steve’s FB campaign page was just launched TODAY so expect to find updates and details about him and his vision to be shared soon.

I pray that Dr. Steve Woodsmall is given the opportunity to serve his state and our country in Congress. Please help him get there so that we have one more person fighting for us! https://www.gofundme.com/congressional-filing-fee