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N.C. House (District 88)

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    Mary G. Belk
    (Dem)

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    Ty Turner
    (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 community volunteer and advocate, a small business owner, and a legislator who has worked tirelessly in the General Assembly to restore our reputation as the beacon of the South.
3 favorite endorsements for this election North Carolina and Mecklenburg County Association of Educators, Lillian's List, and The NC League of Conservation Voters.
Healthcare: Expand Medicaid, better funding for mental health resources, and treat the opioid crisis as a healthcare emergency.

Education: Comprehensive solutions to fund smaller classes, raise teacher pay, and prioritize mental health treatment, giving students space to manage these issues.
It is critical that we end wage discrimination and have a living wage. Paying workers what they deserve is good for our economy.
We need to draw district maps in a way that allows voters to choose their representatives not the other way around. Fairer representation leads to more thoughtful, less partisan dialogue.
As a legislator, I have been an outspoken supporter of our public education system, advocating for a comprehensive plan to fund smaller classes and raise teacher pay.
Yes. If the community does not hold elected officials and police accountable, who will?
I support investing in renewable/sustainable energy and not risking our tourism industry or environment.
Experience (35 words max) • Member of the Mecklenburg GOP 2014-Present • Black Political Caucus of Charlotte NC, Executive Committee Member 2015-2017 • Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Advisory Board Member 2014-Present • Events Chair for the Mayors Mentoring Alliance 2015-Present
Reforming our Criminal Justice System/The repeal of Civil Asset Forfeiture. Expanding “Optional” Educational Opportunities for Children in the District.
I believe in a "Living Wage" that is conducive to the cost of living among the citizens of all 100 counties. This comes as a micro plan which takes into account the cost of living and upward mobility.
I believe the party in power should have the majority say in redistricting which includes advisement and consultation of independent bodies to ensure that fairness is included into the overall redistricting.
Removing the GED programs from the Community College System into partnerships with churches and community centers for 2nd chance students. Expansion Public Private Partnered Vocational School opportunities.
I do believe so as long as those review boards do not impede on the police investigation itself.
As long as it has been deemed safe, regulated and will not affect crucial wildlife habitats.