District 6 Representative

There are seven primary candidates for the office of District 6 Representative. There are two Republican candidates and five Democratic candidates.  The candidates are as follows:

Lee Haywood (R)
Laura Pichardo (R)
Bruce Davis (D)
Rhonda Foxx (D)
Ed Hanes, Jr. (D)
Kathy Manning (D)
Derwin L. Montgomery (D)

Lee Haywood (R), Bruce Davis (D), Rhonda Foxx (D), Kathy Manning (D), Derwin L. Montgomery (D), 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 6 were each asked the following questions:

Question 1: What are your top three priorities?

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Laura Pichardo (R)

The Federal Budget

Education

Immigration

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Ed Haynes, Jr. (D)

Health Care - Single payer

Education access - cap tuition costs at land grant schools and public HBCU's and fund $500 semester tuition

Implement mandatory financial aid increases at all NIH funded research 1 schools

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

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Laura Pichardo (R)

I would provide funding for solar panels for school buildings to mitigate the operational expense.

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Ed Haynes, Jr. (D)

Cap tuition costs at land grant schools and public HBCU's and fund $500 semester tuition, implement mandatory financial aid increases at all NIH funded research 1 schools

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

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Laura Pichardo (R)

I would incentivize local governments to allow new medical care facilities and treatments. For example, Urgent Care and after hours numbers.

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Ed Haynes, Jr. (D)

Continue to push for medicare expansion in the states via guarantee of federal payout to the states. in NC that would mean 500,000 more folks covered. Several million nationwide.

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

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Laura Pichardo (R)

The new apartments being built around the city of Winston Salem should not be luxury apartments. The apartments should be up to code and safe for new tents.

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Ed Haynes, Jr. (D)

Ensure that localities and regions are assessing their housing needs for the future.

Provide local communities with incentives to zone for new housing.

Simplify the regulatory process.

Authorize cities to invest their own resources linked to pro-housing land use and pull down fed resources to support it.

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

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Laura Pichardo (R)

Yes.

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Ed Haynes, Jr. (D)

Yes. Fair work should be supported by a fair wage of at least $15 an hour.

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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Laura Pichardo (R)

No.

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Ed Haynes, Jr. (D)

No. Any limitation is a danger to workers rights and their ability to protect themselves.

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