NC State Senate: District 32


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Bo Dalrymple, Managing Editor

A member of the upper chamber of the General Assembly of North Carolina representing about half of Forsyth County and the majority of Winston-Salem. It is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor, and works alongside the governor to create laws and establish a state budget. Their responsibilities include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. The race for district 32 is between Paul Lowe Jr. (Democratic Party) and Ven Challa (Republican Party).


Ven Challa:

EducationBelieves parents should be able to choose which schools they send their children to, including  charter, church run, or home schools with tax dollars distributed accordingly; believes teacher operated private schools should be accessible for children of all parents with family income less than $125,000 per year. Healthcare– Supports a ‘provider care-for-all’ health insurance solution in which the providers and patients are in charge. Environment– Supports tax-free income from collecting, sorting, packaging and recycling of household and commercial wastes by individuals, families and community cooperative groups; supports economic incentives for the middle class including home production of biofuels for income tax exemptions. Public SafetyPoints to the ‘certain inalienable rights’ Americans have to owning guns, and opposes the defunding of police.


Paul Lowe Jr:

Education– Wants to ensure communities across the state have access to safe and modern schools with well-paid, quality teachers. HealthcareSupports expanding Medicaid to provide 500,000 North Carolinians with healthcare and potentially bring $4 billion into the economy. Economy– Wants to align job training with the needs of industries hiring now and develop innovative programs to ensure community college students have the financial support they need to finish their degrees and find a good job.




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