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NC House of Representatives District 64

The North Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Carolina General Assembly. The House of Representatives consists of 120 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census. The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House, who holds powers similar to those of the Senate President pro-tem. The Speaker is elected by the members from their membership for a two-year term. The Speaker’s duties include maintaining order in the House and appointing members to the House standing committees.The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the House is a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years, and the dates for these sessions are set by law. 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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    Eric Henry
    (Dem)

  • Dennis Riddell
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

Identify the most serious issue you see facing the community you will represent.

How will you address this issue once you are in office?

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 NC State tax policies?

Age (optional) 63
Contact Phone (336) 675-6266
email address Ericfornchouse@gmail.com
Twitter @Ericfornchouse
Position/philosophy statement A community cannot be successful unless everyone in that community has an opportunity to participate.
A pathway to making health insurance a right and not a privilege, that starts with Medicaid Expansion.
Build consciousness around the need for providing better healthcare for the residences of our state. Medicaid expansion is an easy one since there is both a economic and social benefit to adopting it. COVId-19 has exposed even further why we need to address our broken healthcare system
There will be no question with the impact of COVID-19 we will have to raise taxes to address the coming budget shortfall by looking at increasing taxes for higher income individuals and increasing corporate taxes. Increasing sales tax which has been done recently which is a regressive tax and not the direction for the future.
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