Meet the Candidate: Angela Bridgman (North Carolina)

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Candidate Name: Angela Bridgman

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What office are you running for?
NC Senate, District 18

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
Primary, March 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?
Our legislature does not work. As an out transgender woman for 25 years in an often-hostile society, I have had to learn how to take things that do not work…and make them work anyway.

I am running because I fight injustice wherever I see it.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Education Funding…and teacher pay.

We need a return to the 2005 levels of education funding coming from the Legislature, adjusted for inflation. This was the year prior to the inception of the NC Education Lottery, funds from which were intended by the voters to supplement funds for education coming from the General Assembly…not to supplant funds for education coming from the General Assembly.

I seek a return to the intent of the voters who approved the Lottery in 2006.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
Work on common problems with those on the other side of the aisle who are willing to talk and find workable solutions, vote out the ones who are not.

Who is your hero?
Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Davis

What are your hobbies?
Politics, Karaoke

What is the most recent book you read?
Off The Sidelines, by Kirsten Gillibrand

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
2 dogs.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

They can contact me at angela@bridgmansenate18.com to volunteer – they also may donate to my campaign at Act Blue.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
What sets your campaign apart from the others in your district?
Position on LGBTQ Rights. My answer is that nobody is asking anyone to change their beliefs, religious or otherwise…only saying that you cannot act on those beliefs in a way that causes objective harm to others.

Candidate Social Media:
Website | Twitter | Facebook

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