All candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 74 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the March 5, 2024, Democratic primary for North Carolina House of Representatives District 74 — Amy Taylor North (D) and Mack Wilder (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?


  • “It’s time to fight against inflation. Our families and businesses deserve more help from Raleigh.
  • Our schools and teacher pay have dropped to 48th in the nation under Jeff Zenger’s leadership. That’s just wrong. As our next State Representative I’ll fight to fully fund our kid’s schools and increase teacher pay to the national average.
  • As a woman I have fewer rights in North Carolina than any time since I was born. That’s ridiculous. Individual freedoms are being curtailed and our democracy is being threatened. That’s why as our next State Representative I’ll fight to protect individual freedoms, restore reproductive justice, expand voting rights protections, and defend our democracy.”


  • “I will work hard to continue expanding medicare and medicaid until everyone is covered. It took us ten years to expand Medicaid. … After the recent expansion of medicaid passed it still left two to three hundred thousand without coverage. I don’t want to wait another ten years to get them covered.
  • I want to use matching grants to help take care of our vets who make up 7% of our population, but also make up 13% of our homeless population. I want to see us reverse the suicide rates of our vets. … I also want to see what other matching grant uses we can find to help those nonprofit organizations that do the hard work providing food and shelter to those in need. We need more food banks, clinics, shelters and free pharmacies. I will work to lower poverty rates.
  • I want to raise salaries for those professions that are so important to our society. Teachers, Bus Drivers, Paramedics Policemen and Firemen. Society can’t function without them. I want to make their college education free predicated on service after college. We have too many vacancies in these professions. I want to bring back Masters pay for teachers. It is not rocket science, we know when the salary is high enough when we have no more vacancies.”

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