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N.C. Senate (District 23)

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    Valerie P. Foushee
    (Dem)

  • Tom Glendinning
    (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) 1997-2004 Chapel Hill Carrboro School Board; 2004-2012 Orange County Commissioner; 2012 Elected to the NC House, Appointed to the Senate in 2013; Elected to NC Senate 2014 and 2016.
3 favorite endorsements for this election NC League of Conservation Voters; Lillian’s List; NC National Organization for Women PAC
Investing in quality public education for all of North Carolina’s children; including expanding pre-K opportunities; providing additional funding for textbooks and technology; and providing expanded support services such as nurses and psychologists; Expanding Medicaid to provide access to affordable healthcare to an additional 500,000 citizens
Yes. NC should raise the minimum wage to $15.00 to support our labor force and families. I support equal pay for equal work and for employees to receive the benefits they earn.
I support a non-partisan independent redistricting commission to determine district lines for state and federal elections subsequent to the 2020 Census.
1) Raise teacher and principal pay to the national average 2) Pass the $1.9 Billion construction bond to build new classrooms for the class size mandate and rehabilitate older facilities.
Yes, to ensure fair policy implementation and accountability to citizens.
I oppose off-shore drilling for NC. I support more use of solar energy and exploration of wind energy.
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