All candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 94 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the Nov. 5, 2024, general election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 94 — Blair Eddins (R) and Steve Moree (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?


  • “As state representative, I will stand up for the rights of North Carolina citizens and against federal government overreach. For too long, federal bureaucracies have trampled over the rights of states and citizens unchecked, while failing to fulfill their responsibilities to protect our borders and put an end to massive spending deficits. We need lawmakers in Raleigh who will stand for our Constitutional rights and protect our state.
  • Born into a North Carolina farming family, I grew up knowing first-hand the value of hard work and the importance of agriculture in our State’s economy. Farming grain and tobacco and eventually expanding into livestock motivated me to pursue a degree in agriculture from North Carolina State University, where I graduated with degrees in Agriculture Business Management and Field Crop Technology. Our state, and District 94 in particular, has been blessed with a vital farming and agriculture industry. As a state representative, I will work to keep our local farms thriving.
  • A strong constitutional conservative, I am committed to protecting the life of the unborn, supporting strong families, standing up for the Second Amendment and promoting excellence in education.”


  • “The pay schedule for experienced teachers fails to retain quality teachers. The pay for beginning teachers is attractive to a recent college graduate that has been working part time and going to college to obtain teaching credentials. However, after a few years, they realize that the pay cannot sustain a growing family and they are faced with either taking on a second job or leaving the profession. Our educators should never have to consider taking a second job to make ends meet. Teaching is a demanding job and it is impossible to devote what is needed to teach while working a second job. Our students lose regardless of which choice is made. The prevailing idea in Raleigh is to merely hire a new teacher at a cheaper rate.
  • Vouchers are ruining public schools. Giving vouchers to taxpayers who send their children to private or charter schools is the equivalent of me asking for a voucher because I did not call the police or the fire department last year. Our society is set up for all of us to pay for the necessary services for the common good of the citizens. That money should be given back to public schools. The vast majority of students in Wilkes and Alexander Counties attend public schools. Our tax dollars here shouldn’t go to families in Raleigh and Charlotte that send their kids to private schools.
  • We spend entirely too much time testing students. I have talked with many teachers about testing and the amount of time they have to invest in testing. In many cases, testing takes about one week each quarter. That amounts to one month of time which could be used for instruction over the course of a school year. Our teachers already knows what students have mastered the material. The only thing testing reveals is how well students perform under pressure. Is this what we want? And do we want to keep students under the stress of constant testing?”

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