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Letter to editor: Terri LeGrand clearly the better choice

To the editor:

As we move quickly toward election day, one candidate for NC Senate District 31 has the best interests of our community and its citizens constantly on her mind.  That candidate is Terri LeGrand.  In this election, three issues have stood out.

1. Access to health care: Terri LeGrand stands with Gov. Cooper in supporting the expansion of Medicaid. Joyce Kraweic has stood with the current state Senate leadership in staunchly opposing Medicaid expansion which has cost the lives of many North Carolinians, thousands of good paying jobs, billions of federal dollars coming to our state and left over a half million of our neighbors without health insurance.

2. Education: Terri LeGrand supports increases in teacher pay and funding for our schools which are some of the lowest in our nation. We need a state senator who will work to support education with increased funding and visionary leadership.

3. Coronavirus response: Terri LeGrand supports Gov. Cooper’s thoughtful and science based response to this pandemic which has already cost the lives of more than 3,000 of our North Carolinians. When it was pointed out to the governor that Ms. Kraweic’s mailings claimed that she was “working with” him in addressing the pandemic, Gov. Cooper’s response was “that’s news to me”. She even stood unmasked on the stage at the ill-conceived rally for Donald Trump at the Smith Reynolds airport a few weeks ago.

Clearly, Terri LeGrand is the better choice to represent us as citizens of NC Senate District 31.  Please support her with your vote.

Joel Edwards MD,     Mocksville