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N.C. Senate (District 42)

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    Ric Vandett
    (Dem)

  • Andy Wells
    (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 over 40 years experience in education serving as a high school teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Equality NC
1. Restoring dignity to public education by stopping the flow of taxpayer dollars to private and for-profit educational venues. 2. Ensuring access for all citizens to good paying jobs and affordable healthcare.
The NC Legislature should take such action because businesses have no incentive to do so.
Using an outside (out of state) non-partisan agency to use the census figures to draw lines that would ensure competitive races in all districts.
1. Change the formula used to determine students' and schools' success to a formula that places more emphasis (at least 50%) on student growth. 2. Restore longevity and extra pay for extra degrees
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Off shore drilling endangers the coast of NC and should not be allowed.
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