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NC House of Representatives District 30

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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  • Gavin Bell
    (Lib)

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    Marcia Morey
    (Dem)

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

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?

Health care access and cost issues continue to be on the top of many voters' concerns. What are your views and priorities on how this should be addressed in the coming year?

Recently the legislature changed both the NC and US legislative districts. What are your views about drawing maps in 2021 when this will again need to occur?

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Contact Phone (919) 247-7737
email address campaign@marciamorey.com
Twitter @marciahmorey
Election reform: NC needs a safe and fair voting system. We need to eliminate restrictions for voting, automatic registration, eliminate dark money in elections, and overturn Citizens United.

Unemployment reform: North Carolina has one of the worst unemployment systems in the country, with extremely low maximum benefits, and a very short benefit period. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that this is not working.
Teacher pay: Teachers deserve better pay. North Carolina currently ranks 30th in teacher pay in the U.S.

Investment in public education: North Carolina ranks 46th in per pupil funding (more than $4,400 below the national average) and next to last in the nation when it comes to its funding effort (defined as K-12 education revenues as a share of state GDP). We can and must do better.

Innovation: We need to support teachers by allowing some flexibility and creativity in the way they teach the curriculum to accommodate student learning styles, and make allowances for the current remote learning scenario we find ourselves in.
NC must expand Medicaid. Everyone deserves access to decent healthcare. North Carolina should expand Medicaid to close the gap for people who don't currently qualify and do not have health care provided through their employer. Insurance rates are astronomical and out of reach for many working people in North Carolina. Expanding Medicaid would not only serve those people who fall in the gap; it would also create jobs and make North Carolina a better place to live. I will continue to support and work towards expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.
I support an independent citizen's redistricting committee. Voters should choose their elected officials, not the other way around. Good governance depends on fair maps and fair elections.