John’s
Priorities

John Harris for NC

John’s Priorities

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connecting wires

Securing Our Economic & Energy Future

North Carolina is poised to emerge from the ongoing digital revolution as an economic powerhouse—with great jobs and growing incomes. But that future depends on reasonable people coming together to maintain a competitive and dynamic economic environment. To get there, John supports lower taxes on your family and businesses, paired with procurement reform and wise investments in infrastructure to deliver good roads, clean water, and high-speed internet for Southern Wake County. John also supports modernizing our energy system. That will unleash our domestic sources of energy and create diversification in our energy portfolio, all while maintaining a reliable grid for our homes and businesses.
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raised hands in a classroom

Educating Our Kids to Compete

A dynamic economy requires innovation in education top to bottom, so that every graduate is prepared to compete in a 21st century economy on day one—both for the jobs that are here, and for the ones that don’t even exist yet. That takes buy-in from school systems and parents. That’s why John supports giving our schools freedom to innovate, as well as empowering parents with greater input and expanded school choice. But we can’t stop at elementary, middle, and high school. John wants to reform and invest in higher education to offer folks of all ages more entry points, skills certifications, and training options beyond a traditional degree. And he wants to build partnerships between private businesses and higher education to ensure that our curriculums meet the changing demands on our workforce.
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connecting wires

Building Safe Communities

Crime is on the rise and senseless violence is a reality on our television screens. As a former federal prosecutor, John has the experience we need to help reform and toughen our existing laws to protect us from violent criminals. He’s also worked closely with law enforcement, and supports giving them the tools and resources they need to keep us safe wherever we learn, work, and play. However, stricter laws and more police alone are not enough. That’s why John supports building partnerships between public entities and private agencies to address the relationship between mental illness and violence and developing solutions beyond local law enforcement for early intervention and crisis response.
Capitol building
Capitol building

Modernizing State Government

Just as technology has revolutionized the way most of us learn, work, and play, it is time that we apply real-world technology to make our state government more efficient and more cost-effective. Retooling our local and state governments to build more accountability and better use of all tax dollars will lead to greater efficiency and cost savings for all taxpayers.