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N.C. House (District 17)

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  • Frank Iler
    (Rep)

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    Tom Simmons
    (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) Retired school administrator, currently serving as VP of Education, Boys and Girls Homes of NC. 2 terms on local city council. Member of Brunswick County Planning Board. Vice Chair 7th Congressional Democratic District.
3 favorite endorsements for this election NC AFL-CIO
Oppose offshore drilling. We must protect our coast. Expanding Medicaid. All citizens should have access to medical services.
I support raising the minimum wage to $15 and pay equity. This will happen only through legislative action.
Use the computer technology available to remove any human bias from redistricting.
Mental health counseling in all schools. Raise per pupil spending to the national average.
Yes, I believe this would improve the relations and transparency between the police and the community.
I will oppose any off-shore drilling.