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N.C. Senate (District 9)

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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)

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Experience (35 words max) 1997 Graduate of Wake Forest Law School; served in the NC Senate since 2014; currently co-chair of the Committee for Appropriations on Education/Higher Education
Providing educational opportunities for all children and adults so they can achieve their full potential in life and a career. Ensuring clean, safe drinking water is available to all residents.
The legislature raised minimum pay standards for all state employees. However, the legislature should not dictate the same increases for private employers.
The NC Constitution provides the General Assembly shall revise the districts after return of the decennial census. Absent a Constitutional Amendment, redistricting shall remain with the General Assembly.
Implement policy allowing flexibility to education providers (e.g., LEAs, Community Colleges, UNC System, charters, etc.) so they can find innovative ways to empower all children to achieve their full potential.
I do not, at this time, support offshore drilling of oil.
Experience (35 words max) I have served as a city council member and mayor of the City of Wilmington, NC. Over my adult life I have served on numerous non profit boards in my community.
3 favorite endorsements for this election NC Governor Roy Cooper, NC Senator Jeff Jackson, NC Representative Verla Insko
1. Addressing our drinking water crisis/GenX in Southeastern NC through meaningful legislation and appropriate funding for state agencies/NCDEQ, NCDHHS & NCDOJ. 2. Reinvestment in our public school system: student spending, teacher pay & universal Pre-K.
Take action to raise minimum wage, equal pay for race and gender. Local jurisdictions should have ability to adjust above minimum based on cost of living criteria.
Establish an independent, non partisan body to draw district voting lines.
1. universal pre-K educational opportunity for every four year old in our state. 2. Teacher pay to exceed national average/rise to within “top 10!”
I agree. Citizen oversight is critical in understanding each community’s unique social and economic makeup.
Opposed. Environmental and economic consequences would be devastating. Rather develop alternative clean & sustainable energies.