Running For NC House
I was born and raised in North Carolina and I love our State! I attended public schools and worked in both rural and urban communities. I’ve experienced first hand the stark differences between these two North Carolinas.
Rural North Carolina has been poorly represented and underserved by the state legislature. Eastern North Carolina continues to lose ground and fall further behind as growth and prosperity is overwhelmingly concentrated in a few urban counties.
We deserve better than that. We deserve forward thinking and independent leaders who will actually work for us in the General Assembly. As your representative, I will fight for high quality public schools, affordable health care for all, safeguarding our unique environment and ensuring free and fair elections. This is my pledge to you.
Issues Tommy Cares About
Reduce Cost and Expand Access for Healthcare
Healthcare is too expensive in our state. In fact, North Carolina is one of the most expensive states in the country for healthcare. People with private insurance plans face rising premiums and out-of-pocket expenses every year. While others have no insurance at all. Our people work too hard to not have access to healthcare and affordable insurance.
Tommy supports Medicaid expansion to cover hundreds of thousands of hardworking North Carolinians. Expansion will lower overall healthcare costs for everyone. This investment will create thousands of good paying jobs and will strengthen the economic viability of our rural hospitals.
No single action by the General Assembly would be more transformational for rural North Carolina than expanding Medicaid. Furthermore, it is simply the right thing to do.