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NC State Senate District 36

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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  • Paul Newton
    (Rep)

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    Marcus J. Singleton
    (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 (704) 257-4332
Twitter @MarcusForNC
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Position/philosophy statement I believe the basic of politics is, elected officials are to make decisions in the best interest of the citizens and for the betterment of society.
We should focus on small businesses, too often we cater to out of state businesses and overlook local business owners. Larger businesses are getting tax credits and paying little to no taxes. Our families are paying higher taxes than businesses. We could utilize the taxes received from large businesses to help us build infrastructure, improve our schools and create opportunities for more local small business owners.
We must make public safety a true community response. Meaning we need to listen to our citizens, law enforcement, and local municipalities. Adopting an approach like the Cardiff Model which is “a multi-agency approach to violence prevention that relies on the strategic use of information from health and law enforcement organizations to improve policing and community violence prevention programs. The basis of the model is information sharing.” From these conversations and relationships, we could develop comprehensive and common-sense laws focusing on public safety.