Candidate Name: Nicole Quick
What office are you running for?
North Carolina House 59
With which party are you running for office?
November 3, 2020
Why are you running for office?
As a mother, I worry about my child’s future. The North Carolina we live in today is very different than it was when I was growing up here. The state that created Smart Start is falling behind the rest of the nation in terms of the quality and safety of our schools. We’re allowing our lakes and rivers to be polluted and our water supplies to be threatened, and we’re not holding polluters accountable. Many of our citizens have to decide on a monthly basis whether they can afford their medications. I am running because I believe the interest of our state’s people should come before the interests of corporate CEO’s and shareholders. I am running for the sake of my child and all of North Carolina’s children.
What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Our community is facing many urgent issues, but currently, the most pressing issue is affordable healthcare. As someone who suffers from a chronic disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, I am well acquainted with the soaring costs of healthcare in our state and our country. Even though I’m fortunate enough to have health insurance, the costs of specialist visits and medications are a burden. For seniors on fixed incomes and people without employee-sponsored health plans, that burden is unsustainable. The people of North Carolina deserve representatives who put their interests and well-being above partisanship and above the interests of the insurance and drug companies. My first steps in addressing this issue would be to vote for Medicaid expansion and for a state-based insurance exchange.
How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
In order to begin to repair the divisions, we must return integrity to the process. Only by electing leaders who put our people’s interests over profits and self-interests can we start to trust our leaders again. When representatives are working for the good of the people, then they are better able to discuss issues and resolve differences across the aisle. This process begins by making sure voters elect their representatives, and not the other way around. We need to protect our elections from hacking and interference, and we need to protect voters from gerrymandering and election fraud.
Who is your hero?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has spent most of her life fighting for gender equality and women’s rights, and she has done so with grace and determination.
What are your hobbies?
Organic gardening, gourmet cooking, reading, and spending time with my family.
What is the most recent book you read?
I currently am reading ‘The Water Dancer’ by Ta-nehisi Coates.
Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
One son – Tad (16), 2 Shetland Sheepdogs – Sadie and Bandit, one tarantula – Fang.
How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Donate to my campaign at this link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nicole-quick Or volunteer here: https://quickfornc.com/volunteer-for-the-campaign/
What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
How long have you lived in your district?
I’ve lived in the same house for 20 years, and I’ve lived in NC my whole life. In that time, I’ve seen the best and the worst that our state has to offer. I know North Carolina has the capacity to be a great state for all its people, and I’m ready to go to work in Raleigh to make that happen.
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