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N.C. House (District 116)

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    Marilyn A. Brown

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    Brian Turner

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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 wife, mother, community volunteer and a retired music teacher who taught in public and private schools around the country. I have been a leader in my community founding multiple civic projects and organizations.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Congressman Charles H. Taylor and State Senator Chuck Edwards
I want to make sure I give the people of district 116 a voice in Raleigh instead of favoring party politics over the people’s interests. I want to keep lower taxes, the 2 billion savings fund, and the lower employment numbers down so the economy can continue to thrive.
Raising the minimum wage makes it difficult for business owners to treat their current employees well and provide a quality work environment. Equal pay for all races and genders is a must for liberty and freedom.
The best way to handle fair redistricting in 2020 is to make sure that there are equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans involved in the process.
Closer accountability and better communication at the local school board level re. teacher pay, total benefits, and how merit pay is determined. More charter schools mean more freedom of choice for parents and children.
The current system of oversight by each county sheriff’s department is sufficient under the present justice system.
We need to take advantage of the energy sources clearly at our disposal without harming the environment.
Experience (35 words max) Former Asst. Vice Chancellor UNCA, small business owner, two terms as Representative for NC House District 116
3 favorite endorsements for this election Buncombe County Association of Educators; Sierra Club; Asheville Fire Fighters Association
Strengthening our public education system to give students the tools they need to be successful; and growing our local economy with policies to help businesses, especially locally owned small businesses, thrive.
I support the legislature’s move to pay all state employees a min. $15/hr and I support actions for pay equity in the public and private sectors.
The best results will come from an independent redistricting process, which I fully support.
Increase the number counselors, social workers, and nurses to improve mental and behavioral health support. Increase per pupil spending to provide schools the resources their students need for success.
I support efforts to improve accountability but do not think this is the proper vehicle.
Off-shore drilling should be avoided at all costs, we should focus on renewable energy.