Issues

Issues

Taking common sense, North Carolina values to Raleigh…

Raleigh can use a big helping of common sense values…values I learned growing up in a small North Carolina mountain town, working my way through college, building successful local businesses and raising a young family with my wife. Those are the values I will take to Raleigh…that we need to work together to end the dysfunction and find solutions to the challenges facing North Carolina families.

 

Quality, affordable healthcare that leaves no one behind…

Having worked in the healthcare industry and helped build a successful medical services company, I believe we can and should do more to lower costs. But, Republicans in Raleigh have put the health of thousands of North Carolinians at risk by refusing to expand access to Medicaid. I will work to ensure that every person in North Carolina has access to quality, affordable healthcare.

 

An economy that benefits everyone…

North Carolina has been rated one of the top states for businesses, but that doesn’t mean a better way of life for employees on an hourly wage, families struggling to get by or small towns watching businesses leave. We need to develop more good paying jobs in every community. In Raleigh, I’ll support policies that help small businesses succeed, encourage companies to keep jobs here, and help entrepreneurs create new ones just as I have done with my businesses.

 

Building our future through education…

Education unlocked the doors of opportunity for me. Every child in North Carolina should have the same opportunity. Our state is home to great educational institutions but too many local schools are underfunded and underequipped, teachers are often forced to use their own money for supplies, and politicians in Raleigh are playing political games with our higher education system. I believe we must do more for education, not less, by supporting local schools, making college more affordable, and providing greater access to the job training needed for the high-tech, high-paying jobs of a changing economy.