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N.C. Senate (District 2)

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    Ginger Garner
    (Dem)

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    Tim Harris
    (Lib)

  • Norman Sanderson
    (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) Doctoral trained clinician and educator, with a 25-year career grounded on respect for human life, human rights and dignity, democratic values, and the sincerely held belief that we are stronger when we work together.
3 favorite endorsements for this election NCLCV; The Sierra Club - NC; Equality NC
My top two priorities are education and healthcare. Teachers marching in our streets demanding change. Opioid victims are dying in our streets from lack of help. We’re so much better than this, and we must change the status quo!
Big business has proven time and again it largely will not protect the least among us or promote gender equity. It’s up to us to get it done.
This is simple: create an outside non-partisan independent commission/committee to do the job our legislators don’t seem to be up to doing fairly themselves.
Compensate teachers so they want to stay in North Carolina, and revamp funding to fully equip classrooms and cover special needs students.
Yes, as it will foster a cooperative partnership between police and the communities they serve.
Not off our coast! It’s just not worth the risk to our coastal communities!
Experience (35 words max) Veteran (USMC), UNC-Chapel Hill alum, small businessman, sold business, now working for Rho, Inc, Chapel Hill-based biostat firm.
a. Legislation to eliminate the personal income tax in the State of North Carolina. b. Overhaul of the occupational licensing system to unburden the poor from the shackles of State-enforced unemployability.
Minimum wages raise the cost of employment - we want more working not less. "Pay Equity" is unworkable in practice and unfair to higher value employees and invades employee privacy.
Redistricting must be taken from the legislature and handed over to a non-partisan entity with a mandate to produce fair, contiguous, districts across the State.
Reduce the size and scope of the State role in education. Let alternative education providers serve market. Laser-focus on getting education right in K-8 and leave secondary more fluid.
Yes. I support the creation of local LEO boards that control all LEO's in County.
Must be carefully studied before proceeding to avoid harmful impact to waters & coastal industries.
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