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N.C. House (District 25)

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    John M. Check

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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) Born and Raised in NC. IBM Value added reseller in Dallas, Texas; A Small Business Founder; married 40 years and a pastor for 27 years in Eastern NC
3 favorite endorsements for this election Lt Governor Dan Forest, The Honorable Jeff Collins, Speaker of the House Tim Moore
School Safety and School funding

Addressing Neighborhood violence

Continuing to lower taxes and reducing red tape for an even better business climate including protecting our farmers from outrageous lawsuits
Every time the minimum wage goes up, the number of jobs available goes down. It is my understanding that the Fair Labor Act of 2004 already addresses fairness and equity.
The NC Constitution grants the authority to the Legislature for creating the districts
offering choices

continuing the progress in teacher salary, school safety, and limiting testing requirements
Grand Juries can already investigate
With the advances in safety, this should be explored. Drilling safely might add much-needed jobs.
Experience (35 words max) 18+ Years Pastoral Ministry, Human, Economic and Community Development to include job creation and rural community infrastructure growth
1. Ensuring that EVERY child in NC regardless of race, gender or income has access to a quality Pre-K program guaranteeing school readiness and future success 2. Developing a coalition of Democratic and Republican lawmakers who are committed to non-partisan policy
The NC legislature should collaborate with business, communities and nonprofits to ensure a Self Sufficiency Standard for each NC County to ensure NC families can make ends meet without public assistance
Redistricting should be removed from partisan politics and placed under the responsibility of a bi-partisan commission given a clear set of objectives, standards and expectations
Common Sense Legislation that aims to achieve equity in education and abolish economically and geographically segregated school systems

Advocate for investments in social programs and support staff
Police-Community review boards should exist to ensure healthy relationships but not legal authority
The shores of NC are a state asset and should be protected as a priority
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