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N.C. House (District 62)

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    John Faircloth
    (Rep)

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    Martha R. Shafer
    (Dem)

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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) Military- U.S. Army. Education-Guilford College, A.A. and B.S., UNCG, MPA. Employment-31 year Career Police Officer including 16 years as Chief of Police. Four term NC State Representative, Guilford County.
Adoption of a budget providing fiscal stability, continuing provision of programs and services to assure NC is a leader. Continuing transition of the criminal justice system, assuring public safety, enabling appropriate re-entry, post-sentence,to a productive life.
The level of wages should primarily be driven by the market. It is appropriate to promote pay equity across race and gender for the same job.
Development of a true party-neutral commission that must rely on geographical and numerical factors rather than political or philosophical factors.
Insure that all third grade children can read at third grade level.
Police-community review boards should be advisory to the police chief and city manager.
I oppose any action degrading the shoreline, the quality of ocean waters, or the wildlife.
Experience (35 words max) I’m a former VP at The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, and as an active and involved parent and school volunteer, I have experience with what parents and students face. I’m an 8th generation Tar Heel.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Lillian’s List, Equality NC, League of Conservation Voters
I am most concerned with the NC Legislature’s lack of support for our public schools and with the fact that many people are struggling with health care costs. Health care is not available at all for too many North Carolinians.
The legislature should raise the state minimum wage and address equity, so people can live with dignity. The same work should receive the same pay, regardless of race or gender.
We need an independent redistricting process, one that moves the responsibility from those who stand to benefit from the outcome.
Raise per pupil spending and teacher pay to the national average. North Carolina used to be known for its educational excellence. I’d like to see us there again.
I’m unable to answer this question in 15 words.
Our coastline is one of our best assets and must be protected from off-shore drilling.