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NC House of Representatives District 100

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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    John Autry
    (Dem)

  • Kalle Thompson
    (Rep)

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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?

Age (optional) 67
Contact Phone (980) 288-5241
email address john@johnautry.net
Twitter @AutryJohn
Position/philosophy statement We all sit in the shade of trees we didn't plant. Will our grandchildren have ample shade to fulfill themselves? That's what motivates me.
I stand for values that ensure everyone can fulfill and better their lives 1. Education Fund public education that provides our children with the best public education in the country. 2. Healthcare Provide high quality health care for all that is focused on a continuum of care and positive outcomes. 3. Medicaid Expand Medicaid Now! The state misses out on 42,000 jobs and $4B in Federal money by not expanding Medicaid. 4. Voting Rights Support Vote by Mail We believe that voting should be easier, not harder. People shouldn’t have to risk their lives to vote. 5. Economy End punishing the poor. Restore the State’s Earned Income Tax Credit. Ensure that workers can pay their rent and support their families…that means a living wage. 6. Black Lives Matter Fund services that support communities and relieves the burden of police responding to calls in a community they are unprepared to deal with. Leave Police departments to police work. Demilitarize police departments. 7. Climate Change Reduce the effects of climate change. The planet is melting beneath our feet. It is well past time to transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.
If children are our future then North Carolina should have the best public education in the country. Leandro has given us goals and benchmarks. It past time for the legislature to sufficiently fund our public schools.
The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the most efficient mechanism for lifting people out of poverty. The legislature eliminated the EITC in NC and that was cruel and shortsighted action. It is time for NC to restore the EITC.

Transportation funding and the diverse needs for the future of NC will present a major challenge to innovate new models to support NC DOT.
In NC we must fund services that support communities and relieves the burden of police responding to calls they are unprepared to deal with. Leave Police departments to police work. Demilitarize police departments. I am currently working on a plan to establish a Crisis Intervention Team as an additional response unit of the emergency management services.
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