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US House of Representatives District 9

Each state receives representation in the US House of Representatives in proportion to the size of its population but is entitled to at least one representative. There are currently 435 representatives, a number fixed by law since 1911. NC has 13 members of the US House. The House shares with the Senate responsibility for all lawmaking within the United States. For an act of Congress to be valid, both houses must approve an identical document. Each representative serves a two-year term. There are no term limits.

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    Cynthia L. Wallace

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1. Upon election, what do you think is most important policy or action for you to accomplish in your first year?

2. Employment, income security and economic growth are always of concern to voters. If elected, what economic policies will you pursue to help Americans who are worried about their economic prospects in the coming years?

3. We have become politically polarized, particularly at the national level. Do you have any suggestions or actions you will bring to your role in Congress to address this?

4. Environmental policy has been a flashpoint recently. Are there any environmental policies that you will prioritize and bring forward legislatively if you are elected?

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Age (optional) 48
Contact Phone (704) 307-6318
Position/philosophy statement I am running to improve the economic conditions of the residents of congressional district 9 and not those of special interests.
Gender pay disparity is a major issue in our country. Overall across all races women make 77 cents on the dollar vs. White men yet Black women make only 61 cents on the dollar vs. White men. Lower earnings for women mean they struggle to pay for basic necessities like groceries, they struggle to pay for childcare and it’s difficult to invest in a quality education for their children which is especially harmful to families since a growing percent of women are the main breadwinners for their homes. In congress I will work to support efforts to strengthen equal pay laws and support passage of paid family and medical leave legislation.
Addressing education from K - 12 will improve the economic outcomes of the residents of district 9. I would work to increase better paying jobs for NC District 9 across our cities, rural communities and small towns by fortifying our public education system so that every child receives an excellent education. A better educated work force attracts industry which means more jobs.

I would also start working immediately with other congresspersons to address the unsustainable increasing cost of higher education to make college more affordable.

Finally, addressing the $1.7 trillion student loan debt would be a top priority. Student loan debt is an issue that is hurting the economic future of Americans from millennials to Gen X as we have millennials starting their post college life under mortgage size student loan debt and Gen X folks facing retirement with the burden of their own student loan debt or that of their children.

To bring the people together in the 9th district, I will engage people from all 8 counties from the city Charlotte in Mecklenburg County to Lumberton in Robeson County. Unlike the current and previous congressman, I plan to host in person town halls to hear from the residents of the district. I will host these town halls in cities across the district…not only Charlotte. I will meet face to face with the people of district 9 whether they voted for me or not. I will regularly host state of the district updates.

I will bring the collaborative spirit that I've built over my 25+ professional career in financial services to Washington. I believe people work better when they get to know each other better and learn about their commonalities. As I've been serving in the district and telling my personal story about my rural upbringing, I've been able to connect with people who on the surface I wouldn't have much in common.
I stand up for our environment and clean energy investments because a healthy environment strengthens the economy and the health of our people. The impacts of climate change hurts the poor in a greater proportion. We must ensure that our water stays safe from the urban to the rural areas. Finally, I support attracting and encouraging green business and believe that combatting climate change is a priority.