Name: Abe Jones
Political party: Democrat
Age as of Nov. 8, 2022: 70
Campaign website: NA
Education: Harvard Law School, Juris Doctorate; AB Harvard College
Have you run for elected office before? Yes. Served as Superior Court Judge in Wake Co. for 17 years; served as Wake Co. Commissioner for four years.
Please list highlights of your civic involvement: Wake Library Commission, NAACP, Wake Voter Coalition, RWCA
What are the three issues that you see as most important to your district and what will you do to address them?
1. Affordable Housing: Sponsor legislation to support municipalities and counties to fund affordable housing.
2. Expand Medicaid to 600,000 additional citizens.
3. Sponsor a state Civil Rights Bill to protect citizens against age, race, gender and handicap discrimination.
At a time when costs are rising, state government has a surplus. How should it be used?
To complete the funding of the Leandro Case that provides education to poor children; provide funding for complete scholarships for nurse and teacher training, contingent upon graduates staying in NC for five years.
Will you vote for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina?
What has the legislature gotten right, and what has it gotten wrong, about public education in North Carolina?
Right: It has provided raises for teachers and principals, although we need to do more, because we are currently ranked 45th in teacher’s salary and 47th in education nationally. Wrong: Should spend some of the $4.2 billion surplus to increase the number of teachers and nurses in NC.
Should North Carolina change its abortion laws? How?
The current state law banning abortion after 20 weeks should remain.
Please add anything else voters should know about your position on the legality or availability of abortion in North Carolina.
The Roe v. Wade decision was sufficient for 51 years and should be adopted as law.
Should medical marijuana be legalized in North Carolina?
What, if anything, should the legislature do to shape curriculum dealing with topics of race, sexuality and gender?
Allow elective teaching of these topics at the college level.
Do you accept the results of the 2020 presidential election?