Press Releases – Sheriff George H. Erwin, Jr. (Retired) of Henderson County Endorses Madison Cawthorn for Congress

Sheriff George H. Erwin, Jr. (Retired) of Henderson County
Endorses Madison Cawthorn for Congress

(HENDERSONVILLE, NC) – Madison Cawthorn, a small businessman and motivational speaker running for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District Seat, today announced that he has received the endorsement of Sheriff George H. Erwin, Jr. (Retired) of Henderson County, North Carolina.


“I’m honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of Sheriff Erwin, who is a highly respected leader in our community. I’ll do everything I can to bring a positive, can-do attitude to Congress. I’m grateful for Sheriff Erwin’s trust and support and look forward to representing all of the people of the 11th district, regardless of their background,” Cawthorn said.


Sheriff Erwin’s full statement:


In 1797, Thomas Jefferson said, “The man who loves his country on its own account, and not merely for its trappings of interest or power, can never be divorced from it, can never refuse to come forward when he finds that she is engaged in dangers which he has the means of warding off.”


Madison Cawthorn is a young man that loves his country and respects the principles and character of our founding fathers. He has a strong foundation of faith, commitment to his family and the determination and perseverance to accept challenges and find solutions. Madison has faced adversity that most of us will never know. He has shown through his adversity that he has the determination, commitment, dedication, perseverance and fortitude that is required to represent our congressional district. As a small business owner, he understands the challenges that a small business owner encounter. Challenges are nothing new to this amazing young man. Madison understands the issues that face everyday citizens and possesses the tenacity to roll up his sleeves and tackle each issue that affects the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina and America.


Madison has come forward, as Thomas Jefferson said, “At a time when our great nation is engaged in dangers.” We, as a nation, are trillions of dollars in debt and Congress has failed to pass a budget in seven of the last 15 years. We have turned the corner as a nation. Our unemployment is at a 50-year low, more opportunities for all citizens, stronger military, veteran’s receiving better medical care, the list goes on. However, there is so much more that needs to be done and we can do it with a can-do attitude. Madison Cawthorn has that can-do attitude.


I want my Congressman to live in the 11th Congressional District. Madison’s family has been in Henderson County for generations and he continues to live here.


It is a distinct honor and privilege for me to endorse Madison Cawthorn for Congress. John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Madison inspires others. We need him in Congress!


Sheriff George H. Erwin, Jr. (Retired)
Henderson County


Madison Cawthorn is an 8th generation resident of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district. His ancestors have served Western North Carolina communities for over 200 years including in the Revolutionary War.

Madison was homeschooled in Hendersonville and was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy by Rep. Mark Meadows in 2014. However, Madison’s plans were derailed that year after he nearly died in a tragic automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair.


Madison’s ordeal built his faith, made him a fighter, helped him appreciate every day, and inspired him to help everyone he encounters overcome whatever adversity they face in their daily lives.


Today, Madison is a small businessman. He is the owner and CEO of a real estate investment company. Madison is also a motivational speaker. He challenges people across the nation to have faith, work hard, play by the rules and pursue the American dream.


A constitutional conservative, Madison is committed to defending the values of faith, family and freedom that have made America great.


Madison attends Biltmore Church in Hendersonville. He enjoys hunting, cooking, travel, fitness, photography & videography, and studying history. He is engaged to be married to Cristina Bayardelle.