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N.C. House (District 13)

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    Penelope Ann DiMaio
    (Una)

  • Patricia (Pat) McElraft
    (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) NBPTS certified Special Ed teacher, artist, event organizer, semi truck driver, activist.
3 favorite endorsements for this election NC League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Our Revolution
Environmental: Oppose seismic testing and offshore drilling, maintain water quality, prevent river pollution. Healthcare: Healthcare for all, support addiction recovery efforts. Education: Support teachers and schools.
The NC Legislature must work to raise state minimum wage, promote pay equity across race and gender.
I support calling in an independent contractor to draw district lines. Gerrymandering by both parties must end.
Fund schools sufficiently so that teachers have the necessary tools and support personnel to teach our children well. Raise base teacher pay scale to national average.
Yes, residents' concerns need to be heard and addressed in timely manner.
Vehemently opposed - our beaches and estuaries are mainstays of our ecology, tourism, livelihoods.
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