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N.C. Senate (District 4)

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    Milton F. (Toby) Fitch, Jr.
    (Dem)

  • Richard Scott
    (Rep)

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    Jesse Shearin
    (Lib)

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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 have served as a Superior Court Judge since 2001 to 2018 and served 9 terms as a House of Representatives member within the state of NC.
To repair the GA back to reasonableness and to regain the majority.

To return the GA of NC to positive progressiveness.

We should have a minimum set to a living wage set by the government.
Let me draw the lines.
NC needs to take what we presently have More at Four and Graduation and develop a plan and stick with that plan rather than changing plans every other year.
We probably should if it's of the DA’s office then. The review boards are internal functions.
I am not for it without a balance of regulation for making our environment safe.
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Experience (35 words max) Philosophy professor for 12 years. Lawyer for 27 years. Part-time choral director 40 years. For more information, please consult my website.
3 favorite endorsements for this election I do not seek endorsements. I hope to be "endorsed" by a majority of the voters of Halifax, Edgecombe and Wilson counties.
First, I would like to contribute to an atmosphere of humility and mutual respect. Second, I would seek to transfer the power, the duty, and the funds for secondary education to the counties. Let them compete and "educate" each other.
The price of labor should be based upon an agreement between the individual employer and the individual employee. Leave the government out of it.
Redistricting should be handled by an independent panel.
#1. Build future schools to house all grades (K-12) so that the "entire family" can attend. #2. Keep the enrollment small enough to foster a "sense of community," thereby increasing school security.
This is a question best addressed to the municipalities, themselves.
Each case should be judged by its own merits.