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NC House of Representatives District 68

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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    Ericka L. McKnight
    (Dem)

  • David Willis
    (Rep)

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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?

Twitter @ericka4house68
Position/philosophy statement " Putting the residents of district 68 first, that drives our policy decisions."
We need to improve on our tax policies for small businesses by reducing and revising the tax laws. Offering more incentives for local and relocating businesses to our county that provide jobs, ongoing training and stimulate our economy.
Violence around the world has increased due to the signs of the times. There's always room for improvement for any laws. Changes can only be made when both parties work.alongside the citizens. As your next state representative, I would challenge each town to set up quarterly public forums to discuss crime, community engagement and any other hot topic of discussion. Then based upon those findings we can work with the local authorities and legislature to improved on current laws or enact new laws.
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