Growing up in Richmond County, I have always cherished North Carolina’s range of environmental beauty, from the beaches to the mountains. It is imperative that we protect our natural resources while working with our private industries and companies to ensure we can provide growth and a sustainable economy.

As State Senator, I will advocate for policies that will bring new jobs and economic opportunities to the state. I will support new energy policies for wind and offshore exploration if environmental and economic impact studies show the policies will be safe, create new jobs and provide a new stream of revenue for the State of North Carolina.

I will advocate policies that provide incentives for individual, corporate and government participation in conservation and recycling.