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NC House of Representatives District 95

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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    Amanda Brown Kotis
    (Dem)

  • Grey Mills
    (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?

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Position/philosophy statement Empowering citizens to change our political system by running as a mother and businesswoman Rational problem solving approach to complicated problems
Listening to other representatives from all view points and building strong trusting relationships that allow us to problem solve and legislate in ways that build the economy in this complicated healthcare/education/small business environment.
Keeping physical education locations in place while utilizing technology and our current resources is possible if we choo we to invest in our children so families can invest in providing for our children and growing the evonomy.
Taxation should be fair, equal, just and have incentives for both business and individuals.
Yes- we set up the framework for ensuring the criminal system is driven by justice, the police are trained and protected to serve, and our citizens see that elected officials but progress and our country before self interest and opinion.
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