Amber Baker, candidate for NC House District 72

Name: Amber Baker

Political party: Democrat

Age as of Nov. 8, 2022: N/A

Campaign website:

Occupation: Legislator

Education: Yes

Have you run for elected office before? Yes — re-election

Please list highlights of your civic involvement: Party volunteer, board service, grassroots organizer and community advocate

What are the three issues that you see as most important to your district and what will you do to address them?

Workforce housing, training and access to affordable health care.

At a time when costs are rising, state government has a surplus. How should it be used?

Fully funding public education and ensuring that state employees receive raises that are commensurate with the rising cost of living expenses.

Will you vote for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina?


What has the legislature gotten right, and what has it gotten wrong, about public education in North Carolina?

We have much work to do to restore the state to prominence as one the places high value on public education.

Should North Carolina change its abortion laws? How?

There should be no restrictions on abortion.

Please add anything else voters should know about your position on the legality or availability of abortion in North Carolina.

Currently, abortions are legal in North Carolina. The decision to have an abortion is a personal matter. The General Assembly should not make decisions on such a personal matter.

Should medical marijuana be legalized in North Carolina?


What, if anything, should the legislature do to shape curriculum dealing with topics of race, sexuality and gender?

As an educator, I trust educators to deliver age appropriate content based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Do you accept the results of the 2020 presidential election?