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N.C. Senate (District 36)

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  • Paul R. Newton
    (Rep)

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    Mark E. Shelley
    (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 have 35 years of experience practicing tax law and would like to put that experience to work advocating for a fairer system of taxation for NC.
Obtain authority for growing counties to seek funding from developers for school construction. Work to bring teacher pay to national average within 5 years.
Not sure. There is in effect a higher minimum wage for urban areas vs. rural areas. Am concerned that rural employment may be hurt by raising the legal minimum wage.
Need a non-partisan commission that has broad-based public support and transparency.
Increasing teacher pay to national average within 5 years and making school systems more accountable to parents. Developing a plan so that parents feel engaged and are given the opportunity to be engaged.
No. This sounds like a very bad idea. We need to reform the systems we already have.
Not for NC.