As a legislator, every vote I cast is guided by principles of faith, patriotism, and family. An important part of my pro-family agenda is a focus on economic opportunity. I am committed to expanding employment opportunities in Robeson County and to increasing our state’s minimum wage. Nearly one in three workers in North Carolina earn a wage below the federal poverty line, and that is unacceptable. No one in Robeson County should have to work 2-3 jobs just to provide for their family’s basic needs.