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Before 2011, North Carolina was facing an economic crisis. Decades of irresponsible tax and spend policies left the state unprepared for the recession, and when it hit, North Carolinians were forced to pay the price for those bad decisions.

Since deciding to run for office in 2015, Keeping Our Citizens Safe has been one of my top priorities.  I am proud to say that I have worked hard to keep that promise over the past two and half years in office. In fact, the NC Troopers Associations has given me their endorsement.  Here are a few of the bills I have helped to pass that support that priority:

I am pleased to announce that Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School in Henderson County is one of only 349 schools in the nation chosen as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.

I am proud to have helped restore the Teaching Fellows Program in NC. Now I’d like to share the great news that the 2018-2019 application for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is OPEN. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Monday, January 7, 2019. If you are interested in a career to teach you can now apply for a grant of up to $8,250 per year. If you know others that may be interested, please share this news with them.

As I have met with hundreds of people this holiday weekend, I realize that there is a lot of buzz about the amendments that are proposed to our state’s constitution. We will see these on the November 6th ballot. Please click the link below to open a document that will explain what they are, the language that will be on the ballot, and in the order that they will appear. I supported all six from the Senate floor, and I plan to vote YES for each on election day.

Read more here.