ABOUT LINDA

  

Linda Bennett, candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 26, has lived and worked in Johnston County for over three decades. 

As a successful small business owner , entrepreneur and small farm owner, I have experienced the struggles facing rural North Carolina but I know what it takes to build a business and solve problems by bringing people together. I want to bring that can do attitude to Raleigh because first and foremost I believe in developing opportunity.

Linda Bennett has more than 27 years experience at a senior executive level in the pharmaceutical industry and as a successful entrepreneur, founder and CEO of PharmBest, Inc a pharmaceutical consulting company.

Linda lives with her partner of 35 years  Susan .

EDUCATION

  Prosperity for all North Carolinians depends on preparing each child with a solid education and continue with lifelong learning so the workforce is always prepared for new opportunities in a rapidly changing knowledge based economy. To achieve this goal:


  •  Value our teachers with baseline pay benchmarked to the national average as a starting point with incentive pay for advanced training
  • Encourage creative curricula to connect with students and stimulate learning
  • Fund high quality early childhood education 
  • Continue investing in K-12 public schools with emphasis on preparing students to enter a globally competitive work force. 
  • Create earlier opportunities for vocational education introduction .

JOB CREATION

Government’s role is to create and maintain an environment that supports business development and job creation opportunities.

  • Assure that all citizens have equal access and opportunity for employment.
  • Assure availability of a skilled labor force
  • Both multi-national and small businesses are attracted to locations that are able to supply their labor requirements. 
  • Actively recruit businesses to North Carolina with special emphasis on economically and environmentally sustainable enterprises.

                       INFRASTRUCTURE   

  • A strong and expandable electrical grid, road system and high quality/volume potable water system are key for business, community and agricultural development.
  • A statewide fiber optic network to reduce cost of TV programing and allow efficient  streaming for rural areas in the state
  • Infrastructure must be developed with a keen sense of protecting our water resources and watersheds. Water shortages are a real issue for long term growth and must be carefully considered.
  • Development needs a regional perspective to prevent the unintended consequences of piecemeal rapid growth.  
  • Development partners must be accountable for environmental protection and sustainable growth. 
  • Our imperative is keeping North Carolina  clean, green and a great place to live while promoting responsible sustainable growth.

                           EQUALITY                          

  • Our future growth depends on continuing to develop an inclusive and diverse social fabric where all of our citizens are valued equally regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. Women deserve equal pay for equal work so their talent can be capitalized to maximize economic benefit for themselves, their families and their contribution to the state. I will work tirelessly to end disparities in healthcare, criminal justice, education and voting rights. All North Carolinians deserve to be treated with dignity and respect without exception.  

 

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