Here’s where the candidates for N.C. lieutenant governor stand on several key issues

Here’s where the candidates for N.C. lieutenant governor stand on several key issues

Buy Photos Businessman Mark Robinson (left), Republican, and state representative Yvonne Lewis Holley, Democrat, are the candidates running for N.C. lieutenant governor. Photos courtesy of Robinson and Holley. The November election is coming up, so The Daily Tar Heel is breaking down every state and local office on the ballot, from governor to county commissioner. Here, we broke down who the candidates are for lieutenant governor. Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley from Raleigh and Republican Mark Robinson from Greensboro are facing off for the position of North Carolina’s lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor serves as president of the state Senate, where they can cast tie-breaking votes. They also serve on various boards and commissions, like the State Board of Education, and fill in for the governor in the event of their absence. The role is currently held by Dan Forest, who is currently running for governor. Holley has had a 25-year career in state government and has been representing the 38th district in the North Carolina State House of Representatives for eight years, where she has worked to relieve food deserts. She was among the first wave of students that integrated schools in North Carolina and is a graduate of Howard University. “I have the experiences of the past, the understanding and knowledge of the present and a vision for the future. And that vision is inclusive, not exclusive,” Holley said. Editors Picks Legend of Korra allows fans to re-enter the fantasy world years after airing Robinson served as a […]

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