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    9.2.2020 - ENDORSED by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police    

ISSUES we ALL FACE:

1. FIX THE ROADS! To accommodate any more growth, the northeast Charlotte region needs Eastfield Road, Mallard Creek Road, and others widened so we don't have five mile backups every day. NOTE to DOT - I will be visiting you my first week in office to find out WHY the Mallard Creek Road/Sugar Creek Road, and Graham Street interchange has NEVER been finished after YEARS! (UPDATE July 2020) Someone must have heard an earful because the intersection is finally being finished off. How many years did we wait?

2. MAKE HEALTH INSURANCE AFFORDABLE! We CAN get dozens, if not a hundred, new companies operating in the state with basic catastrophic plans, with riders, and finally have health insurance everyone can afford. Forget government solutions. We need to pave the road so insurers can compete and we aren't left with just ONE or TWO companies. After 35 years working with insurance firms, hospitals, doctors and other providers I KNOW we can make that happen.

3. IMPROVE EDUCATION! How? I want to see teacher assistants in every class so smaller work groups (proven to be best for student performance) help our kids reach their goals. Teachers, assistants and others need to be paid more so we retain them. And let's get felons out of the classroom. We don't need that distraction. End all lobbying our school boards, and disallow former board members, principals, and superintendents from securing lucrative private sector jobs by supporting contracts while in office.

4. GROW NORTH CAROLINA! Read all about policies and ideas on my other web pages. We can surely imitate what has been done in other states to successfully transplant those firms which will provide not only good paying jobs, but also training opportunities for those without skills.

5. DEADLY DRIVERS! Those who live in my district in the Highland Creek and Eastfield area know that at night our interstate loop I-485 has been turned into a drag strip. Recently, a car traveling at high speed along the western leg killed an entire family when it collided and also killed others. We need consistent Trooper enforcement at night so that these drag racers are identified and their licenses revoked appropriately. People are dying. This means increasing our budget for justice services at the state level.

Where's The Beef?

Better Yet... Where's The Money?

Democrats have railed about needing a majority that will reprioritize spending in North Carolina. Voters need to know: there is a limited amount of income in the form of revenue produced by individuals and businesses that the state is given to spend. There is no additional pot of money available. I challenge my House opponent and anyone else out there to tell me in this summary of state spending exactly WHAT we are supposed to stop spending on so we can get teacher's further raises, build affordable housing, expand Medicaid, etc. As it stands now, Democrats UPHELD the Governor's veto of this year's budget NOT because it was not a superior budget, but because they didn't get every pet item they wanted.

Democrats have some really good spending ideas. I do too. I would love to go out and buy a very expensive car, and eat at the finest restaurants every night. But I cannot afford to do that and neither can our state. We ALL want children cared for with a good education, a decent meal, and a roof over their head. That would be ideal. We cannot deficit spend to achieve it. North Carolina finally paid back some of its long-term debt so we are not constantly paying interest on debt for overspending which occurred many years ago under those Democrat majorities. Face facts, Republicans are just better stewards of public funds.

Here we go again.

Another run for the state legislature, and now I am up against Rep. Alexander who has spent ten years in office and done nothing for this district, much less the state. While his heart may be in the right place, he seems to miss the point of HOW to create higher income for all citizens, HOW to raise people out of poverty, HOW to create an equitable justice system, and HOW to build affordable housing.

He doesn't have to worry about his livelihood as his family owns a funeral home, in fact the oldest African-American owned business in Mecklenburg County at 105 years old.

Before I tell you WHY my opponent is another disaster, please READ the chart (click READ MORE). In 2010, the Democrats had control of North Carolina for 138 years. And we had among the lowest standards for business, education and progress. Democrats had several generations to get things right, and they didn't, so what makes anyone think now they will magically empower people in North Carolina? In the few years Republicans have the state house North Carolina's rankings have shot up in every positive direction possible. 

CRITICAL UPDATE: Under Republican leadership for several years, North Carolina according to Forbes magazine has been rated the NUMBER ONE best state for business in the U.S. for the THIRD YEAR. After years of undoing the mess that Democrats made for 138 years, we are finally seeing the fruit of our labor. Let's keep that going...

I would like to address the main concerns that Mr. Alexander has touted as important for our district. Better yet, I will tell you HOW I intend to fix these things:

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