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NC State Senate District 26

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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  • Dave Craven
    (Rep)

  • Jane Ledwell Gant
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What experience qualifies you to serve in the NC Senate?

What is the most pressing issue or legislation you would pursue if elected?

What is the impact on industry with renewable energy incentives for solar energy now eliminated?

What do you propose to close the coverage gap in health insurance for 400,000 North Carolinians?

What would you do to address the monitoring and cleanup, if needed, of potentially harmful chemicals such as PFOS and GenX that are in our air and water supplies?

What are your thoughts on an independent commission for redistricting?

The Parkland, Florida, school shooting has put gun rights vs. control back in the spotlight. What is your stance on the issue?

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