My Senate District 6 Priorities
SUPPORT AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Agriculture is the number one industry in NC. Farmers are important participants in our food chain and outstanding stewards of our natural resources and environment. We want to ensure state policies established by state leadership, protect our farmers, protect their future, and protect our natural resources. A key element to these policies is encroachment and overregulation.
SUPPORT OUR MILITARY
NC has the privilege and honor to have the 4th largest military footprint in the country and Onslow and Jones counties are the home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. We need to ensure that policies established by state leadership, allow Marine Corps Installation Commanders to accomplish their training mission. In addition, we need policies that support and welcome active/retired service members and their families.
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Not every child wants to go to college, so our schools need to provide a challenging and rigorous curriculum that prepares them to make intelligent decisions about their future. Our communities will need tradesmen and professionals to ensure our economy thrives. Our school leadership must be given the resources that encourage student and teacher excellence.
SUPPORT MENTAL HEATH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The heart of four communities across the nation are being challenged by substance abuse and those without adequate mental health resources. We must continue to work on mental health solutions as it relates to prevention and recovery.
SUPPORT SOUND ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We need to encourage sound economic growth and development as an essential part of any community. We need to focus on our community strengths: our agriculture, our military presence, our tourism, and the residence of Jones and Onslow.
We can accomplish so much more by collaborating. We must involve government officials at all levels- local, state and federal, to accomplish what is good for Jones and Onslow counties.
SUPPORT COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL FISHING
Eastern North Carolina is known for some of the finest fish and shellfish in the world. We want to support both primary industries which are vital to our economy, and are often over regulated.