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N.C. House (District 21)

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  • Robert E. Freeman
    (Rep)

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    Raymond Smith
    (Dem)

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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)

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Experience (35 words max) A District 21 native, collegiate student/athlete, U.S. Army Gulf War Combat Veteran. State of NC service includes NCDPS, NCDOT, Public School Teacher and Central Office Administrator. Earned Bachelors & Masters degrees; currently pursuing Doctorate (ABD).
3 favorite endorsements for this election NCPBA - North Carolina Police Benevolent Association; AFL-CIO - The Greater Sandhills Central Labor Council and the North Carolina State AFL-CIO
The classroom teacher is a students’ greatest asset; therefore, I will work tirelessly to increase NC teacher pay above the national average. A reasonable living wage for workers and retirees will be a priority during my time in the legislature.
Unfortunately, NC businesses have not established pay equity among race and gender for its citizens; therefore, it is imperative that the general assembly take the lead on this vital concern.
It is imperative that redistricting be done in a fair and impartial manner. A third-party nonpartisan entity should be chosen in order to insure a spirit of equity and fairness.
The first action with regard to K-12 public education should be to replace the ABC model with the growth model. Secondly, the number and frequency of tests should be minimized.
A police-community review board should only make recommendations to the court, with no additional powers.
The beauty and sanctity of NC beaches are a greater asset than endangering our shores.