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N.C. House (District 86)

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    Tim Barnsback
    (Dem)

  • Hugh Blackwell
    (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) Father, husband, cancer survivor, 19 year public school teacher, National Board Certified, Project Lead the Way Instructor, Past President PENC, NCAE/NEA Delegate, Founder-One Head-One Bed, Board Member-Casting for Hope.
3 favorite endorsements for this election North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, North Carolina Association of Educators
1. Increase funding for public education so all students have access to a safe, whole-child education. 2. Creating an economic infrastructure in WNC that creates good jobs and invests in industries such as mechatronics, alternative energy, CBD and industrial hemp.
YES-Hard working people in NC should be rewarded with a living wage to plan for a secure economic future and encourages consumer spending, while protecting small businesses.
An independent, non-partisan commission that includes citizen input and is reflective of demographics not crafted for partisan gain.
-Raise per pupil spending to the national average. -Connect schools to local industry to provide a well trained workforce that matches the demands of local industry to increase economic opportunities.
Yes. Improving transparency accountability promotes positive community and police relations.
No offshore drilling. Ever.
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