1. I promise to support expanding Medicaid which will insure 650,000 additional North Carolinians. The federal government covers 90% of the cost of the Medicaid expansion program and now North Carolina helps cover the cost of the 33 states, including 17 states with Republican governors, that have already expanded this program. In addition to improving the health of our citizens, this increase in health care spending will create many well-paying jobs across the state.
  2. I promise to provide greater resources to our public schools by increasing our per pupil expenditures from the current ranking of 39th in the nation and by increasing teacher pay which now ranks 37th in the nation.
  3. I promise to listen to the concerns of my constituents in Lenoir and Wayne Counties. I am committed to focusing on improving the lives of all our citizens and to help resolve problems rather than engage in partisan games.