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N.C. House (District 31)

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    Zack Hawkins
    (Dem)

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    Erik Raudsep
    (Lib)

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    Torian Webson
    (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) 18 years of fighting for inclusion, diversity, fairness, good government, healthcare, education and the right for everyone to maximize their potential in North Carolina
3 favorite endorsements for this election Durham Committee; Durham People's Alliance; Equality NC
1. Healthcare. Medicaid Expansion 2. Good Government. Independent redistricting and automatic voter registration
The NCGA has to take direct action to ensure every NC citizen has a fair shot to maximize his/her fullest potential. I will join any effort to raise the minimum wage statewide and make pay discrimination illegal.
Simple. Bi-partisan Independent Redistricting Commission.
Raise per pupil spending above national average within 10 years and top ten rank in next 20.
I believe that cities and towns should if that's what the people deem necessary.
I am completely opposed to offshore drilling.
Experience (35 words max) Legislative Writing; FEC policy evaluation; State Political Director Libertarian Party; Executive Board Member LPNC;
We need small business development in this state I want to get rid of many of the hurdles for small business for minorities to open businesses. Also government fairness we need to do away with the policy of gerrymandering and make sure our judges are elected not appointed.
This should be left to business but is also why I support small business over corporations small business is 10 times more likely to pay a living wage not a minimum wage.
This needs to be handled out side of the political system of North Carolina. I will push to make sure this is done by a totally independent organization outside of the political bias.
We must empower our teachers, do away with state-mandated tests, restoring power to our teachers. Next, cut the waste in education and start paying our teachers what they deserve.
Yes. Police are there to serve the community and it should be the community that is determining that effectiveness.
It’ll take time to develop replacements to oil we might have to utilize resources until then.
1. The General Assembly needs to continue the policies that have Amazon and Apple Inc. looking at North Carolina. 2. The General Assembly needs to work on returning health care back to the private market.
No! Wages should be left up to the employee and the employer. The employees need to decide how much their time and talent are worth.
Redistricting should be based on population not race.
We can spend a billion dollars on education, but until education is important to the children and their parent, we will continue to have the same results.
No! We already have a police-community review board named the district attorney office.
We need affordable energy and control over our energy supply until we have a replacement for oil.