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N.C. House (District 38)

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  • Ken Bagnal
    (Rep)

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    Bobby Yates Emory
    (Lib)

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    Yvonne Lewis Holley
    (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) 50+ year resident of district. Concerned for the restoration of our freedoms.
1. Increase individual freedom.

2. Protect individuals from force and violence.
Minimum wages penalize people who are not already on the economic ladder. Pay rates should be left to the free market.
A redistricting commission with members from all political parties and unaffiliated voters
1. Allow competition with government schools.

2. Eliminate taxes on materials needed for home schools.
Yes for subpoena and investigative powers. Disciplinary needs to be handled by responsible person.
All states, including North Carolina, should allow off-shore drilling.
Experience (35 words max) I am a 3 time Incumbent member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives
3 favorite endorsements for this election League of Conservation Voters, Lillian's List, Planned Parenthood
1. Work in the areas of Economic and workforce development 2. Eliminating Food deserts 3. Expanding Affordable Housing and financing options 4. Re-instate the Earned Income Tax Credit
Yes. The State of North Carolina should take the LEAD in promoting pay equity across race and gender.
There should be a non-partisan, independent redistricting process.
Increase funding for early childhood education. Improve the quality of education for all students. Continue the efforts to bring teacher pay to the National Average.
Yes, Police accountability is critical and self-policing has not proven to be effective.
NC's fragile and unique coastline and the State's coastal tourism and fishing industries make off-shore drilling too risky.