District 5 Representative

There are four primary candidates for the office of District 5 Representative. There is one Republican candidate,  two Democratic candidates, and  one Constitution party candidate.  The candidates are as follows:

Virginia Foxx (R)
Jeff Gregory (D)
David Wilson Brown (D)
Eric Nathan Hughes (C)
 
Three candidates, Virginia Foxx (R), Jeff Gregory (D), Eric Nathan Hughes (C), did not respond to our survey, so you will not see them mentioned below.

The primary candidates for the office of Representative for House District 5 were each asked the following questions:

Question 1: What are your top three priorities?

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David Wilson Brown (D)

1. Healthcare for all via a single payer system

2. Guaranteed Living wage for all

3. Delivering better public education

Question 2: What will you do to make college and vocational training more affordable and accessible?

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David Wilson Brown (D)

We need to better provide for our students what they need for a career in High School, vocational programs or accelerated STEM so that students level with the equivalent of an associates degree so that they need to spend less time and money in college. We also need service programs that would pay students' costs.

Question 3: How will you improve access to medical care in rural and low-income communities?

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David Wilson Brown (D)

First, we must get the NCGA to expand Medicaid in NC. It is critical for the success of our rural hospitals. Then, expanding to a single payer system will ensure that every American citizen has health coverage, which will give medical providers a strong customer base, making rural community hospitals more profitable to them.

Question 4: What will you do to promote more affordable and accessible housing?

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David Wilson Brown (D)

We must provide economic incentives for affordable housing where we need them but their success depends largely on the other services that a government provides. If we don't plan for the appropriate increase in students for schools and increase in traffic and parking in the vicinity, then we are setting affordable housing up to fail. Federal grants can help cities and towns in need for more affordable housing.

Question 5: Would you support the elimination of subminimum wage?

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David Wilson Brown (D)

I would support the elimination of subminimum wage. I believe 100% that every one deserves to earn enough to survive.

Question 6: In response to litigation under other states’ laws, some members of Congress have sought to limit the right of people with disabilities to seek the removal of barriers under the ADA. Do you support limiting who can bring a claim for accessibility of public accommodations under the ADA?

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David Wilson Brown (D)

Laws meant to limit the removal of barriers only benefits corporate interests. I will always chose people over corporations.

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