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N.C. House (District 57)

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    Ashton Clemmons
    (Dem)

  • Troy Lawson
    (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) I am a public school teacher, principal, and administrator. I am a graduate of UNC and Harvard University. As principal, I led the turnaround of one of the lowest-performing schools in NC.
3 favorite endorsements for this election EMILY's List, Equality NC, NC League of Conservation Voters
I will work tirelessly to raise teacher pay to the national average and beyond because our kids are worth it. I believe that heath coverage is a human right and I strongly support expanding Medicaid.
The legislature should take action to ensure fair work means fair pay for all people. That includes raising the minimum wage and passing pay equity legislation.
I support an independent redistricting commission, so we can take politicians out of map drawing. This is the only way to ensure the maps are drawn fairly every time.
Our top priorities should be raising teach pay to or above the national average and funding the billions of dollars of unmet construction and maintenance costs.
I support empowered police-community review boards and favor passing a statewide policy reflecting that position.
The environmental and economic risks of offshore drilling are too high to permit it.
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