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Issues: Brandon's Priorities

 

When Brandon was in grade school, his mother stood up for him to make sure he had an opportunity to get the best education possible. All Brandon’s mom asked was that his school give Brandon a fair shot to take the advance placement test she knew could lead him on the path to success. Today, Brandon is running to advocate for his communities in South Charlotte the way his mother advocated for him. Brandon is concerned that our legislators aren’t working together to keep North Carolina competitive. North Carolina was once a shining example of a state that offers great jobs, strong infrastructure and great education, but now we are in the news for the wrong reasons. We’re losing jobs and teachers to nearby states.  Brandon wants to go to Raleigh to fix that.  He’s an independent thinker who is willing to work across the aisle to get things done.  

 

On Education:

  • Make per pupil spending a priority. Every child deserves the best education possible. North Carolina has fallen to one of the lowest in the nation in per-pupil spending.

  • Raise teacher pay to the national levels. NC ranks 35th in the nation.

  • Invest in early childhood programs.

  • Expand vocational education programs and apprenticeships in our high schools and community colleges.

On Healthcare:

  • It’s wrong that nearly 500,00 North Carolinians, including children, go without health insurance because they can’t afford it. Brandon will ensure all North Carolinians have access to affordable, quality health care.

  • NC residents pay 7 percent more for health insurance. Brandon will vote to extend coverage to people who need it, which will help the state gain billions in revenue, reduce premiums for ALL North Carolinians and create thousands of jobs in the health care sector.

  • Protect health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.

  • Brandon will oppose legislation that removes children from their parents’ health insurance.

On Jobs:

  • Brandon will support infrastructure improvements, which will create hundreds of jobs and improve our bridges and roads.

  • Brandon believes that we must make our city and state a competitive place for businesses to come and to stay—we’ve got to stop losing out on economic development opportunities.

  • Brandon will fight to grow local talent and make North Carolina an incubator for creativity and innovation.

  • Brandon will work to bring more high-tech, healthcare, banking, and energy jobs to our region.