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NC State Senate District 8

The North Carolina State Senate is the upper body of the North Carolina Legislature and consists of 50 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census. The Senate elects officers from their membership including the President Pro Tempore.The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the Senate is a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years. The NC legislature makes decisions on the budget: taxes, tax credits, economic development, education funding, Pre-K, the courts, Medicaid, etc. It also passes laws that set environmental standards such as water and air quality, tax rates, tax credits, criminal justice. Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms without term limits. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.

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  • Anthony Mascolo
    (Lib)

  • Bill Rabon
    (Rep)

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    David Sink
    (Dem)

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1. What do you see as your most important priority if you are elected? [Youtube video for this question or text or both].

2. Education policy and funding issues have been in the news lately. What are your views and priorities on how this should be addressed in the coming year?

3. Tax policy can be used to address many issues –giving subsidies to companies coming to NC, balancing the needs of urban and rural areas, providing family support such as the earned-income tax credit, etc. What are your views about the tax policies in NC?

4. Many communities in North Carolina are experiencing significant violence. Do you think that changes to the laws in our state would improve safety in our communities?

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Contact Phone (910) 742-0994
email address david@drdavidsink.com
3. Tax incentives should be given to both new and expanding businesses to encourage clean and high paying job growth in both urban and rural areas. The State would provide free training through the community college system.
4. No changes to the laws are needed rather we need to change the way law enforcement personnel are screened, hired and trained. We need to reallocate some of the monies to ensure we have professional staff available for specific incident situations. For example, domestic dispute calls could have a social worker, psychologist and a police officer at site.