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N.C. Senate (District 47)

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  • Ralph Hise
    (Rep)

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    David Wheeler
    (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)

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Experience (35 words max) I've been self employed since I was 24 years old and created jobs my entire career.
- properly funding education and securing the best teachers

- economic development: higher paying jobs, working with small businesses to expand, high speed and low cost internet to everyone in our district and getting cell companies to fill in gaps in coverage
We should give small businesses adequate notice and then leg should act to raise min wage and promote pay equity
It is imperative that we take the redistricting out of the hands of the politicians. We need an independent, non-partisan commission to re-draw all districts.
- pass the statewide school building bond

- increase educator, staff and administrator's pay; we need the best and brightest and they deserve to be paid handsomely
Yes, if approved by local citizens
Against it. We have enough other resources and renewable alternatives for energy.