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N.C. Senate (District 1)

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    D. Cole Phelps
    (Dem)

  • Bob Steinburg
    (Rep)

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What are your top 2 priorities for action in the General Assembly? (40 words maximum)

Should the NC legislature take action to raise the state minimum wage and also promote pay equity across race and gender for the same job – or should these be left to businesses? (30 words maximum)

What is the best way to handle the redistricting process after the 2020 Census? (30 words maximum)

What are 2 priority actions for the state to improve K-12 public education? (30 words maximum)

Should NC municipalities have the authority to create police-community review boards with subpoena, investigative and disciplinary powers? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Explain your position on off-shore drilling for North Carolina. (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) I am a first generation college student who returned to my hometown to serve. I opened my own law firm, created a scholarship foundation, and am currently in my second term as a county commissioner.
3 favorite endorsements for this election North Carolina Association of Educators, League of Conservation Voters, North Carolina AFL-CIO
My top priority is making sure our students and teachers have the resources they need. I am also committed to expanding Medicaid to ensure hard working North Carolinians are not caught in a coverage gap.
All people across our state should be paid fairly. This includes gradually raising the minimum wage, and ensuring that people are not paid less due to their race or gender.
I support an independent commission drawing non-partisan district lines after the 2020 Census because politicians should not be hand picking their voters.
First, I support a raise for all school personnel - that includes teachers, TAs, cafeteria workers, custodians, and other educational staff. Secondly, I support a statewide school construction bond.
Yes, local governments should have authority to oversee their own employees, including law enforcement officers.
I am deeply opposed to off-shore drilling.
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