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N.C. House (District 75)

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    Dan Besse
    (Dem)

  • Donny C. Lambeth
    (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) --16 years local service on Winston-Salem City Council --20 years state service on environmental boards --10 years as Legal Aid attorney --40 years work as clean environment advocate --Advocate for public health, strong neighborhoods, good transportation alternatives
3 favorite endorsements for this election Sierra Club, Forsyth County Association of Educators (FCAE), Triad Central Labor Council
--Improve our public schools: boost teacher pay, increase per-student investment. --Close the health care gap: expand Medicaid, support Community Health Centers, control insurance costs. --Other critical needs include growing jobs, protecting clean water and air.
We should raise the minimum wage and promote pay equity. It's past time to share our economic growth with all the workers who make it possible.
Establish an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission to draw district lines fairly.
--Improve educator pay to recruit and retain the best teachers. --Fund enough teachers, support staff, facilities, and materials to serve all our students well.
Yes. Local governments need the authority to improve their departments and boost public confidence.
No oil or gas drilling off our coast. Our coastal resources are too valuable to risk.
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