Hagan Camp Pressuring Media Around “Significant” Family Involvement in Stimulus Dealings

Transparency and a free press may not be among North Carolina Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan’s priorities as she struggles to hold onto her Senate seat

She and her campaign insist “Solardyne/Green State Power, a company co-owned by Sen. Hagan’s husband Chip and son Tilden, did minimal work on solar installations for Plastic Revolutions at JDC Manufacturing in Reidsville. JDC is co-owned by Chip Hagan, and Chip is an officer at Plastic Revolutions”.

Then, when Freedom Partners Action Fund went up with an ad claiming, contrary to their claims, the Hagans did indeed benefit,” a DC lawyer who provided an “ethics opinion for one of the Hagans” also sent WLOS-TV in Asheville a letter calling the ad “inflammatory and unsubstantiated.”

The station subsequently stopped running the ad.

Now, however, a review by the Carolina Journal indicates that ” Tilden Hagan and William Stewart, Sen. Hagan’s son-in-law, had significant involvement in the project. Records from the stimulus file show direct payments to Tilden and Stewart of $12,785. They may have additional compensation that was not reflected in the public records. Moreover, William Stewart now is listed as a manager of Green State Power.”

There’s also additional related information available here: Hagan-Nominated USDA Official Scrubs Grant Documents – ‘Proprietary information’ about JDC ‘redacted’ from file.

The Carolina Journal also provides a long list of examples of the Hagan’s activities in this regard here. Below are only two of several examples.

On Nov. 18, 2010, groSolar, a Vermont-based solar equipment supplier, invoiced Tilden Hagan of Solardyne at 408 Coolidge St., Chapel Hill, N.C., for 216 solar panels and other equipment totaling $137,916. The address is Tilden Hagan’s home. The invoice stated the products were to be shipped to John Hagan at Solardyne located at 1704 Barnes St. in Reidsville (the location of the JDC building).  

On Dec. 1, 2010, Tilden Hagan, on behalf of JDC Manufacturing issued a purchase order to Solar Electric Distributor of Denver, Colo., for numerous items totaling $12,502.64. He listed his contact information as Tilden@Solardynenc.com.


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