Ralph Johnson

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Ralph Johnson
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Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 58
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina A&T State University
Personal
ProfessionHome improvements
CandidateVerification
Ralph Johnson is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 58 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Biography

Johnson earned a degree in Marketing from North Carolina A&T State University. His professional experience includes working in the field of home improvements.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

In an article with News & Record, Johnson highlights the following issues:[1]

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Unfortunately with all the cuts to DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), this was allowed to happen. Strict enforcement to lakes and streams should be a priority. Duke Power, a $50 billion company was given a fine of $99,000 and no reponsibility [sic] for the cleanup before the federal government stepped in. Make companies accountable."

Medicaid

  • Excerpt: "Should North Carolina expand Medicaid coverage? Why or why not?: Yes they should because it is very easy for someone who has health care in the General Assembly to reject Medicaid coverage. Members of the General Assembly are given free health care paid by taxpayers. If we cancel this perk it would save the taxpayers $7 million over 10 years."

Voter reform

  • Excerpt: "Are there parts of the 2013 voter reform that you would change?: Voter ID. I have not seen or heard of massive voter fraud. When you file as a new voter, a registration card is sent to you that has all the information that can be checked at the precinct.That is your ID. It’s a felony to use someone’s name to vote."

Education

  • Excerpt: "North Carolina is 46th in teacher pay. What’s the best way for North Carolina to improve teacher pay?: Change the tax code. Teachers and children are an investment into our future. There are many companies that are not paying their fair share of taxes to North Carolina. We are losing many of our teachers to other states. Giving the top 25 percent $500 for their tenure is an insult."

Gun reform

  • Excerpt: "Do you think any other firearm law reforms are needed?: Yes. When the law states that you can bring a gun to a park, bar, a place of worship, there is a need of reform. I am for the Second Amendment rights. but too often people are killed in bars, parks and places of worship."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Ralph Johnson defeated Tigress McDaniel, Dan Koenig and Kerry Graves in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

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