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NC House of Representatives District 48

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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    Johnny H. Boyles
    (Rep)

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    Garland E. Pierce
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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?

Position/philosophy statement I have worked with the Fabric of our lives for 42 years. I have been in business for 48 years Been a first responder for 47 years.
our tax code is to complicated. I would like to see more simple to understand taxes. WE do need to encourage any business to grow and hire more people and have higher wages. I am concerned about paying out tax monies to someone that paid no taxes . I will need to research this for more information , it is just so complicated. there are literally volumes on our tax codes.Hire an accountant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE have laws on the books now that are obsolete. we need to purge the ones that no longer apply .. High tech crimes need new laws,. we need Judges that obey the law and not interpret it for social justice. If some one breaks the law of high crime needs to be payment of restitution and if necessary time . this is something that needs constant vigil. Every one needs to respect our second amendment right.
Age (optional) 67
Contact Phone (910) 273-1098
email address baileyjsmith23@gmail.com
Position/philosophy statement I pledge to work for and with all citizens to be "their voice in the state house".
Tax incentives are necessary to bring in companies and build the economy of rural communities. On the NC state legislative level tax policies need to be reviewed to ensure that policies are mutually beneficial for both companies and North Carolina families.
Both communities and law enforcement must work together to reduce violence.