All candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 25 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the March 5, 2024, Democratic primary for North Carolina State Senate District 25 — John Coleman (D) and Donna Vanhook (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “Quality Public education – instead of taking 3.6 billion public dollars and pushing it to private school vouchers we should be investing that money in public schools. Getting these buildings up to par, raising teacher pay, hiring and retaining the best talent, increasing the amount of school support staff. We owe it to our children, it’s their future we are playing political games with.
  • Quality of life Improvements -> This means raising the minimum wage. Cutting through the red tape that prevents duplexes and triplexes from being built which can lead to more affordable housing, ensuring every part of the state has access to high-speed broadband whether you’re suburban or rural and all in between. When we invest in North Carolina, North Carolinians win
  • Dr’s offices are private spaces -> This is a travesty to even have to address. When patients and families have conversations with their Dr’s they should be private and without the input of Raleigh politicians. Those conversations are already tense and stressful enough and do not need the input of Raleigh Bureaucrats.”


  • “Donna Vanhook, an advocate for youth and young adults for over 20 years, has been working tirelessly to make Alamance County a better place for young people. Providing opportunities for all youth, educators and staff to thrive in public education schools is a TOP PRIORITY!
  • Donna Vanhook understands the value of quality infrastructure to foster economic growth. Prioritizing infrastructure projects that improve transportation, broadband access, and overall connectivity, especially in rural areas, will improve residents’ quality of life.
  • Donna Vanhook promotes sustainable practices and supports investments in clean energy, while also addressing environmental concerns to ensure a healthy and resilient future is available to county residents.”

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