Eric Ager for NC House 114

Eric Ager believes we must expect more from our state legislature. We can prioritize the needs of working people, children, and veterans. It’s a matter of priorities, values, and hard work.

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Get to know Eric

Eric Ager comes from a farming family in Fairview and is a retired Navy pilot.

Growing up on a working family farm in Fairview prepared Eric not only for the Navy, but for becoming Operations Manager of that very same farm where he works today. Eric is the eldest of three brothers. He learned the mountain values of honesty and hard work from his parents, extended family, and community. Eric grew up baling hay, feeding horses, picking apples, milking cows, collecting eggs, attending church, and playing sports. He played soccer for A.C. Reynolds High School.

After graduation, Eric studied at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Eric was inspired by many veterans including his grandparents, Jamie and Elspeth Clarke, and John C Ager, Sr., who each served during World War II. Eric earned a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

For 25 years, Eric Ager served our country as a Naval Aviator (pilot) and Foreign Area Officer (expert in political-military operations). Eric and his wife Rachel have four children. The family was stationed in Guam, Turkey, and Germany and in Norfolk, VA, Washington, DC, and Monterey, CA. Everywhere he was stationed, Eric volunteered: he coached youth baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball, and supported scouting.

Eric retired from the Navy as a Commander. Back home in Buncombe County, Eric works at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a fourth-generation family farm. Eric and Rachel live in the Reynolds community. Their children work and attend school in Western North Carolina.

Eric’s Values

  • Respect
  • Civility
  • Equality
  • Listening
  • Integrity
  • Building Community
  • Cooperation
  • Determination

Let Eric know what you value:


NC House District 114

Take Action!

Eric Ager on the stump

We’re working hard to make sure our little slice of heaven in WNC is represented by someone who shares our values. We want you to join us as we connect with voters all across NC House District 114 — in person and virtually.

Our campaign is rolling along and picking up speed as we organize in every corner of the district to turn out the vote in November. Join us: Wherever you are, you can get involved! From now until November, we’ll be knocking doors and making phone calls, and we’d love to have you with us.

All are welcome, and if you’re new to this, our team is ready to teach you how it’s done! No matter how much time you have and no matter where you live (in House District 114 or elsewhere), there are things you can do to help.

Hope to hear from you soon!