Why I'm running
After decades of progress and planning, North Carolina established our State’s reputation as a leader in the South. Sadly, we went backwards in 2013. The North Carolina General Assembly did not represent the diverse, compassionate, moderate people of our state. Instead, they passed a slate of extreme, regressive laws that restrict our freedoms and threaten North Carolina's future.
We can fix that - starting now. The 2014 election is critical to ensuring that North Carolina reclaim its stellar reputation and welcoming environment.
If elected, my priorities will be to:
- Support public education and respect teachers
- Create jobs by promoting small business growth
- Encourage sustainable, long-term economic expansion
- Demand fairness in matters such as transportation and roads
- Preserve every citizen’s Constitutionally guaranteed rights
- Protect the environment and our State’s natural resources
I seek to be your representative in the NC House in order to bring balance back to Raleigh. Right now, there are only 29 women in the NC House, which is less than one-quarter of the House membership. In addition, one party controls both chambers by such wide majorities that it need not compromise or even consult with those who hold differing views. We need to fix that imbalance by electing more women, more moderates, and more people who are looking out for the middle class, public education, small business owners, women’s rights, voting rights, and the safety of our water, air and soil.
I will be dedicated to these priorities and help bring balance back to Raleigh.
Republican John Bradford is running against Democratic candidate Natasha Marcusfor House Speaker Thom Tillis’ open seat in the Republican-controlled NC House.
In a debate at Cornelius Town Hall Thursday night, Marcus focused on the need for new leadership in Raleigh to counter what she called “extreme legislation” passed by the Republican majority. Bradford meanwhile emphasized the importance of creating a level playing field for businesses while holding the recipients of state funds accountable.
Davidson — The Charlotte Mecklenburg Association of Educators and the North Carolina Association of Educators have endorsed Natasha Marcus in her bid to fill the open NC House 98 seat.
“CMAE is pleased to endorse Natasha Marcus as an education friendly candidate,” said Charlie Smith, President of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Association of Educators.
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper was in Davidson Thursday, Oct. 2, for a fundraising reception on behalf of Natasha Marcus, the Democratic candidate for the 98th District statehouse seat.
The reception was at the home of Will Terry. Cooper is among a list of current and former North Carolina leaders who have endorsed Marcus, a Davidson resident.
Republican John Bradford III defeated former Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker and North Meck GOP leader Sharon Hudson in the House District 98 primary. Will a Democratic homemaker and community volunteer from Davidson defeat him in the Nov. 4 general election?
Natasha Marcus, 45, says she can. She’s raised more than $150,000 in cash, a record for a Democrat in a district that has been held by a Republican since at least 2003 when former Cornelius Town Commissioner John Rhodes was elected.
DAVIDSON — Everywhere she goes, Natasha Marcus talks to people and passes out campaign stickers. Marcus has focused her efforts on a grassroots campaign to bring change to Raleigh as the Democratic candidate for N.C. House District 98.
“This is the first year I felt like I really have something to say about issues that matter a lot to me,” said the attorney turned stay-at-home mom. “North Carolina legislature has taken a hard right turn in the last few years and it’s not OK with me. … I saw an opportunity to offer voters an option.”