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NC House of Representatives District 82

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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  • Kristin Baker
    (Rep)

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    Aimy Steele
    (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 (980) 521-6132
email address aimysteele@gmail.com
Twitter @steelenchouse
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Position/philosophy statement I am running for office to address systemic issues with our state’s educational spending, expand Medicaid, and to ensure appropriate infrastructure.
Subsidies and tax incentives should be given to small businesses in the community to encourage entrepreneurship and to aid small business owners so we can invest in our local economy rather than giving tax breaks to international companies who do not need the incentives. Taxes are an important way to pay for local infrastructure, quality education, and under funded schools in rapidly growing communities like Cabarrus County.
I believe that the root of the violence that many North Carolina communities are experiencing right now stem from the many inequities and disparities that those communities are currently facing, causing a rise in tension and emotion within those communities. If we implement laws and policies that address these inequities such as providing access to affordable housing, adequate healthcare, and economic accommodations to relieve some of the burdens that these communities face, it will be effective in decreasing the violence in those communities.