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N.C. Senate (District 20)

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    Jared Erickson
    (Lib)

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    Floyd B. McKissick, Jr.
    (Dem)

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    Tom Stark
    (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)

Better quality, access, and affordability in our healthcare system.

Strengthen economic opportunity for residents, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
No, they should be left to businesses. Minimum wage laws lead to increased unemployment of the least skilled and least advantaged workers.
I would like to let the people vote on the maps, but I would support any processes that removes partisanship from the process.
Give families control of their tax dollars to increase the options for educating their children.

Expand open enrollment.
Yes, police officers should be held accountable to the citizens.
It may be acceptable if they are sufficiently insured.
Experience (35 words max) I have served approximately 12 years in the State Senate where I have received awards from organizations due to my advocacy on issues related to the environment, criminal justice reform, access to healthcare, and equal rights for all.
3 favorite endorsements for this election People's Alliance (Durham); Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People; Sierra Club of NC
Adequately funding public education which includes our K-12 system and our public universities, protecting our environment, economic development, and increasing broadband connectivity in rural areas.
Yes, I was the primary sponsor of legislation to increase the minimum wage, to require pay equity, and to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
To pass legislation to create a bi-partisan or a nonpartisan legislative and congressional redistricting commission.
To eliminate the backlog of Pre-K students and to require certified reading specialists in K-3rd grade.
Yes, as a City Council member I led the efforts which established a police-civilian review board.
I am opposed.
Experience (35 words max) Education Duke, BA, JD. Law Practice in litigation, real estate, intellectual property, etc. Chair of numerous Methodist, local, non-profit, and BSA boards and commissions. Current General Counsel NC GOP. Support of Constitutional Rights, access to natural world, civility in government.
1) Maintain and develop a strong state economy, with wage growth 2) protect our constitutional form of government from those who seek political power by undermining the fundamental rights and freedoms we enjoy.
Increase wages by excellent education, and by furnishing economic opportunities. The focus on race and gender perpetuates disparity. Minimum Pay decreases the available jobs for those who most need them.
Democrats gerrymandered our districts for 100 years. Given the use of computers and the Supreme Court Case law, our districts will become more compact and sensible.
Strong background in fundamentals, access to technology, and strong support for the arts.
Create a transparent, supportive oversite process that investigates police and community response, but recommends action.
Our coast must be protected; we should utilize off shore oil resources with safe technology.