Cecil Brockman, candidate for NC House District 60

Name: Cecil Brockman

Political party: Democrat

Age as of Nov. 8, 2022: 38

Campaign website: cecilfornc.com

Occupation: Business Owner

Education: UNC Charlotte, Bachelor of Science (Political Science)

Have you run for elected office before? Yes, for the same position.

Please list highlights of your civic involvement: I have been serving as a state representative for four terms now and I also serve as vice chairman of the Education K-12 committee.

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

Three issues that I see as most important in my district are education, jobs and healthcare. I will address them by continuing to make High Point a vibrant place that businesses will come to, by expanding Medicaid and by continuing to work on educational reforms.

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

We do not invest enough in public education and I believe that the surplus should be used to better fund our public education system.

Will you vote for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina?

Yes.

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

The legislature has given parents and students the opportunity to have choice and make the best educational decisions that they feel are right for them. What I disagree with is that I do not believe that we have funded public education enough so that they have enough choices inside our public school system.

Should North Carolina change its abortion laws? How?

The current state law banning abortion after 20 weeks should remain.

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

Even though I believe that abortion should be legal, I do also believe that, at the end of the day, people can be more responsible. I do believe we need to talk more about what people’s options are before pregnancy so abortion is not an option.

Should medical marijuana be legalized in North Carolina?

Yes.

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

I believe that the legislature should leave those topics up to education professionals and stick to what the true job of the legislature is, which is allocating resources to those education professionals so they can better do their job.

Do you accept the results of the 2020 presidential election?

Yes.