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NC House of Representatives District 60

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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    Cecil Brockman

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    Frank Ragsdale

Biographical Information

Identify the most serious issue you see facing the community you will represent.

How will you address this issue once you are in office?

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 NC State tax policies?

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Twitter @cecilbrockman
Position/philosophy statement I believe in a state government that supports and works for the poor and working class, not one that continues to protect the wealthy and powerful.
There are a number of issues that stem from poverty that affect my district, including food insecurity, inadequate educational opportunities, and violence.
We need substantial and lasting investment in state and community programs that address the underlying issue of poverty. This means more money for our schools so we can raise teacher salaries and per pupil spending while also addressing capital needs. I will advocate for local organizations that fight hunger and work to eliminate food deserts while also providing free school meals for all children. I support money for community initiatives that provide constructive engagement for citizens in order to reduce violence. All of these issues can be addressed if we start to understand how poverty affects people’s lives and give them real resources to make changes.
I believe we need a more progressive tax code that makes investments in our state’s most important priorities. We should not be giving tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations. Instead, we should have adequate funding for all our public schools, health care including the expansion of Medicaid, and programs that benefit working families such as the Earned-Income Tax Credit. I will always work for a tax code and budget that benefits poor and working families.
Age (optional) 59
Contact Phone (336) 419-7287
Position/philosophy statement Supporting: -Veterans and the Military -Right to Life - First Responders Updated -Educators -Public Safety -President Trump 100% -More Jobs - Healthc
Schools, Public, and First Responders Safety
Allocations for hiring of more Law Enforcement Officers to cover all 3 areas of Safety. And, the providing of metal detectors in the schools for better security, along with SRO's. Our children and Educators are vital to protect, just as much as First Responders! School shootings and shootings of First Responders is a growing concern that should not happen! Protecting our society is a Priority in promoting the continuing successful futures of our Youths in education, and our Teachers and First Responders careers for their day to day challenges they face in their jobs, for providing a brighter future to our children, by Educators and safer working conditions, by enough law Enforcement Present for the protection of First Responders!
All these issues are Highly Important to the continued prospering of our communities, family needs in hard times, tax credits for especially Healthcare and Prescription Medications needed, along with Educator Pay Increases for Over- sized Classes with More Pay Increases and Continued Updating of Needed Equipment necessary for Veteran Hospitals in the proper care of our Veterans, and providing enough jobs for our Disabled and Veterans, who are no longer active and want to have available jobs, reserved for them, and according to their needs and qualifications, in contributing to the job security of their families and their successful futures! We have to Prioritize and distribute these funds accordingly to their Level of Importance!