DESERVES A FAIR SHAKE
I am proud to call North Carolina home. I have deep roots in the community and care about the people of this area. I'm running for congress because I want to be an advocate for everyone. At the end of the day, we need to value labor and increase wages while providing affordable health care to all.
I am a product of the North Carolina public education system and am proud of my world class education.
We need to afford the same opportunities to all North Carolinians. Education is key to our district's success and starts in our grade schools, and is carried on by the educators who take our kids from their first day of school all the way to their graduation day of high schools, community colleges and the NC University System. For this reason, I want to make sure those educators on the front lines are fairly compensated.
No child should have to graduate with crippling debt, college should be affordable to all who chose to pursue a higher education. Education will make all the difference.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore."
This is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, which has stood as a beacon of hope for generations.
America is built on immigrants. People want to come to this country for a better life just as our forefathers did before us. As a country, it is our duty to provide a clear pathway for immigrants seeking a better life and allow them to do so legally.
Just like you and I, immigrants are seeking a better life for themselves and most importantly their children. The American dream should be available to all who work hard enough to achieve it.
Labor & Wages
A fair day's work deserves a fair day's pay. We need to respect the value of labor more than we do right now.
We give businesses tax breaks, but we don’t respect the man and woman working in those industries as much as we do the industry. We need to increase wages.
Without businesses, there would be no jobs. Our great state is made up of businesses of all types, from large corporations, to small businesses just trying to catch a break.
Because of this, we must respect labor. It is the citizens of NC that power the work engine of business. There is a balance between the needs of business and the needs of the workforce.
Business & Agribusiness
I do not support over regulation and and overtaxation of businesses.
I believe in common sense solutions. In Southeastern N.C., agriculture is the life blood of this community and deserves to be represented and protected.
I will work hard to strengthen business and agriculture in the region. Through these actions, I aim to take a stand for farmers and the rural way of life.
We cannot allow the dumping of harmful chemicals in our rivers, streams, and beaches. It is a no brainer that we need to protect our environment.
Here in N.C., hunting and fishing is more than just a sport, it's a way of life. Our scenic beauty, from our beaches to our forests are unmatched.
I will work to improve our beaches, plains, and mountains, without unnecessarily burdening businesses and citizens with laws that in no way help the cause.
I am a gun-owning Democrat who believes in the right to bear arms.
However, I also am the brother to a teacher who is all too familiar with the danger of school shootings.
We have to get guns out of the hands of those who are struggling with mental illness who might pose a threat to our families and children as a result.
I will work to ensure all those who own guns are not a threat to our community safety.
I do not believe that anyone should die or go bankrupt in the process because they do not have health insurance.
No medical condition should cause a person to lose their entire life's savings. All people should have access to affordable health care, no matter their condition.
North Carolinians are are strong and proud people that deserve health care that works for them, not against them.