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Election 2020: Meet candidates for NC House District 98

Christy Clark, John Bradford

Christy Clark

Like many people in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson, I grew up in a middle-class family. I’m a proud product of public schools and was the first in my family to go to college. I co-founded a small business with my husband that is located in Davidson. As a mom of five, I know the day-to-day life many families live. I currently serve on the Agriculture, Environment, Judiciary, Capital Appropriations and Regulatory Reform committees. If re-elected to the NC House, I will continue to:

• Champion our public schools and educators by advocating for more funding.

• Stand up to I-77 Mobility partners, advocate for local transportation projects and demand support for North Mecklenburg from NCDOT.

• Close the healthcare coverage gap.

• Pass gun laws like background checks on every gun sale to keep our children safe.

• Protect our drinking water from corporate polluters and ensure cancer clusters are investigated.

• Pass legislation to end gerrymandering to ensure fair and safe voting.

• Support small businesses and start ups to ensure they have a strong foundation for success.

John Bradford

I am running for the NC House of Representatives because I want to serve everyone in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. I want to fight for common-sense legislation and policies. Not only am I a small business owner right here in District 98, but I’m also an experienced public servant. When I served in the NC House from 2015-2018, I was the Deputy Majority Whip, Co-Chair of the Mecklenburg Legislative Delegation, and Chairman of the Regulatory Reform and State & Local Government Committees. If I am elected to the NC House, I will fight to:

• Continue to support and be an advocate for better teacher pay.

• Remove burdensome business regulations so small business owners can create jobs and achieve economic prosperity.

• Lower taxes so that more money is returned to hard-working individuals.

• Reduce the size of government and stop wasteful spending.

• Support law enforcement and give them resources for additional training.

• Advocate for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities such as in-dividuals with Down syndrome and autism.

• Hold the NCDOT accountable for safer road and highway conditions.

• Protect animals from unsafe breeding conditions and animal cruelty.

I’ve made it a priority to fight for everyone in our community, and I hope to continue to serve the people of House District 98.

Do you have a question you’d like asked of both candidates? We’ll ask them a series of questions in the September and October editions. Email your questions to corneliustoday@gmail.com