Our economy is doing well, but I believe we can do better. We need to make valuable investments. I have seen it firsthand, you don’t want the government managing your portfolio. I will fight to implement a plan to lower the personal income tax, putting more money into the pockets of North Carolinians. I will support investments into our state infrastructure, and take a common sense investing view on managing our states finances to ensure we continue to prosper for generations. We must also partner with local community colleges and high schools to encourage technical education programs that will grow our workforce.
I am unapologetically pro-life. In 2021 there were 32,454 abortions in North Carolina. Our next generation is under attack. I will fight for the rights of the unborn. It is time to pass legislation to end abortion at any stage of pregnancy. In coordination with this effort, we must strengthen our foster care and adoption systems, while partnering with organizations to provide help and care to struggling mothers and families.
Crime and Public Safety
North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing states in the country, and an increase in people means an increase in crime. In 2021, we had a 38% arrest rate for those who have committed violent crimes. I will work to propose a bill that will give grants to local law enforcement agencies, with a strong emphasis on improving crime labs to speed up investigations. We need to provide the best software to our agencies so they police more efficiently and provide the best counseling to incarcerated people so that once they get out, they don't go commit more violent crimes.
Education is the largest area of our state's budget, it makes up 58% of our state's annual spending. I will support school choice and the expansion of the opportunity scholarship program, allowing parents to use their tax dollars to send their children to whichever school they choose. I will support increasing our teacher's salaries. they are training the next generation, they deserve to be compensated fairly. We must also support and partner with technical education programs, and work closely with local community colleges to provide a quality education to every student and grow our workforce.
I will stand and fight for biblical values in the public square. I will lead by example. By pursuing righteousness and justice, we can create peace and prosperity for the citizens of North Carolina.
The Family Unit
The family unit is the backbone of our society. I believe most of the issues we face in our society today are due to the breakdown of the family unit. In order to preserve North Carolina's conservative roots we must restore the family unit and turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the children's hearts to their fathers.