David Wheeler is an entrepreneur and single father of three young children based in Spruce Pine. David has worked for himself since he was 22, started more than a dozen for-profit and non-profit organizations, and enjoys a tough challenge. He produced the first marathon in Antarctica, lowered the level of the Mississippi river once, and has worked on projects in more than 50 countries. David is the only Democrat running for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance in the 2024 election.