William “Watt” Jones – Candidate for NC House, District 40 (D)


Previous Public Service

Thoughts on Six Key Issues

Economy and Jobs
Education
Healthcare
Public Infrastructure
Energy
Leadership

Previous Public Service

Served as law enforcement officer for over 19 years. I served as Chief of Police in Morrisville, North Carolina and Bunn, North Carolina.
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Economy and Jobs

Our state needs to encourage small business to open in communities with high unemployment and poverty rates by providing jobs in those areas. Those businesses would receive tax credits for relocating to these areas and hiring displaced workers. Over 84% of our employers in North Carolina are small businesses. Small businesses should receive more tax credits and tax breaks through comprehensive tax reform. By providing more jobs in our state, we can begin to improve our economy.
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Education

As a state we need to fully fund our public schools, universities, and community college system to continue a well trained and qualified work force. Our education system would attract business and residents alike thus improving our economy and increasing jobs.
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Healthcare

Quality healthcare is vital in assuring our residents are healthy, provide quality services, and ensuring that the costs are affordable through partnership or legislation. We cannot afford to reduce funding for our citizens who are handicapped or disabled and are in need of that vital assistance.
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Public Infrastructure

We need to continue to partner with the federal government and through state resources to make sure we have quality roads, bridges, and public transportation. We also need to encourage and bring about light rail in the metropolitan areas to ease traffic congestion.
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Energy

I am opposed to “fracking”. I firmly do not believe it is a safe or preferred alternative to other sources of energy. We need to promote the use of wind, solar, water reclamation, and other sources of green energy for use in our homes and businesses. We also need to cap the gas tax to reduce the rising costs of fuel at our pumps.
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Leadership

We need legislators to provide sound fiscal responsibility, ethical and moral values that benefit ALL citizens of North Carolina. We need leaders who will defend the rights and opportunities for the poor and middle class in our state.
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