Rosa Gill, candidate for NC House District 33

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Name: Rosa Gill

Political party: Democrat

Age as of Nov. 8, 2022: 78

Campaign website: www.rosagill.com

Occupation: Retired state employee — former high school teacher and state employee

Education: Shaw University, BS Degree in Mathematics

Have you run for elected office before? Yes, Wake County School Board of Education

Please list highlights of your civic involvement: Board member of Meals on Wheels, participate in political, social and civic activities in Wake County.

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

Provide access to affordable healthcare services by expanding Medicaid. Road improvements — work with DOT and other local departments to improve the roads.

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

Assist with housing affordability, fully fund the Leandro plan for a sound basic education.

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?

It has not fulfilled its constitutional obligation of providing a sound basic education for every child.

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.

A woman should have the right to make decisions about her reproductive healthcare along with her family and doctor.

Should medical marijuana be legalized in North Carolina?

Undecided.

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

We have hired experts to develop subject-based curriculum. Allow our LEA and educators to deal with those topics when necessary.

Do you accept the results of the 2020 presidential election?

Yes.