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N.C. Senate (District 41)

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    Natasha Marcus
    (Dem)

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    Jeff Tarte
    (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 have worked as a litigation attorney, a judicial clerk, a full-time mother, a school volunteer, a town advisory board member, and a grassroots campaign volunteer. I currently work at a non-profit community service center.
3 favorite endorsements for this election North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, Lillian's List, and North Carolina Association of Educators
1) Support pre-K and K-12 public education by investing it in and respecting teachers. 2) Create tax and economic policy that is fair for small businesses and working families, not just the wealthiest few and biggest corporations.
Yes, the NCGA should promote pay equity and a fair, updated minimum wage that tracks with inflation.
We need to remove politicians from the process of drawing district lines. If elected, I would support an independent, nonpartisan redistricting process that would be fair and democratic.
Increase per-pupil spending to pre-recession levels and teacher pay to the national average. Respect educators to know how reach students, without unfunded mandates from Raleigh and with fewer high-stakes tests.
Yes to creating citizen boards with access to all necessary information. Undecided on disciplinary power.
Off-shore drilling is an unnecessary risk. Instead, we should expand renewable energy production.
Experience (35 words max) - Started and sold several companies - Served as Mayor of Cornelius; 5 years - Served on Mecklenburg County Park and Rec Board. - Served on North Mecklenburg SLT
3 favorite endorsements for this election - My Wife - My Family - My Friends
1. To continue to make North Carolina the leading state in the nation in education. 2. To make North Carolina the leading state for technology innovation and effectiveness.
NC has already raised the minimum wage for all state employees to $15 an hour. Businesses should make that decision for themselves, however, the market should drive wages up across all sectors.
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No.
Follow the boy scout rule: If we drill the environment should be left better than we found it.