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NC House of Representatives District 106

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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    Carla Cunningham
    (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?

Contact Phone (704) 509-2939
Position/philosophy statement Personal struggles and experiences prepares a person to lead. Each one of us has something of value we can offer our communities, state, and country.
We have done too many tax cuts for large corporations. We need to restore the earned income tax credit and institute a tax credit for childcare and caregivers who become primary caretakers.
Improving community relations between communities and law enforcement can help. However, violence in communities is because of systemic racism - poverty, red lining, unequal pay, low wages, and the lack of an opportunity for affordable and quality education. Stress plays a significant role in how people respond and handle conflict. I would like to see Cahoots implemented in North Carolina. I think this program can help improve our communities and assist with better outcomes especially when people are experiencing a crisis.