Being a North Carolina state senator is an important job, a complicated job, a demanding job. It ought to be a full-time job. Yet, senators are regarded as part-time employees, making only $13,951 plus a per diem and expenses. The result? Time that should be spent working on legislation and helping constituents is cut so senators can work other jobs to make ends meet. That’s not right.
Your state senator should be yours to consult and reply on, not half yours and half someone else’s.
Ten other states have full-time legislatures. It’s time North Carolina asked its legislators to give running our state their undivided attention.
I’m a retiree without businesses on the side. I can devote myself fully to representing you. Electing me means getting a full-time official for part-time wages. I’d call that a bargain.