Name: Gerald Falzon
Political party: Republican
Age as of Nov. 8, 2022: 58
Campaign website: http://gerardfalzon.com
Occupation: Property manager
Education: BS, civil engineering, U.S. Military Academy; MBA, Cornell University; online studies in blockchain technology, MIT
Have you run for elected office before? Yes, 2020, NC House 40
Please list highlights of your civic involvement: Chairman of the Board of Adjustments for Town of Morrisville, three years; member of the Board of Adjustments, seven years; volunteer soccer coach; Wake County foster parent.
What are the three issues that you see as most important to your district and what will you do to address them?
1. Crime — Eliminate cashless bail for violent offenders, reinstate 287(g).
2. Education — parental choice — State funds will follow the child, not the school district. Invest in physical security of public school buildings. Recruit world-best teachers for online classes in public schools.
3. Inflation — Contribute to energy independence by developing offshore sources of energy from winds, waves, currents; harvest uranium from seawater. Cheap, local energy will reduce inflation.
At a time when costs are rising, state government has a surplus. How should it be used?
Invest in offshore energy development from winds, waves, currents; uranium harvesting from seawater.
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 — Opportunity Scholarships.
Wrong — inclusion of age-inappropriate sexual education in the curriculum, the libraries, and the athletic programs.
Should North Carolina change its abortion laws? How?
Please add anything else voters should know about your position on the legality or availability of abortion in North Carolina.
All legislators take an oath to faithfully obey and support the U.S. Constitution. The “Equal Protection Clause” of the 14th Amendment says, “no state shall deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” It will be the job of the next legislative session to define when personhood begins and then to craft laws to ensure that these persons receive the same protections as all other human persons within the state of NC.
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?
The legislature should ensure that the whole truth be taught — the good as well as the bad. Sexuality and gender instruction should be age-appropriate with lots of input from parents. It must be opt-in.
Do you accept the results of the 2020 presidential election?