The Sampson County Democratic Party hosted Deborah Ross, a candidate for US Senate, at their 12th Annual Centurion Banquet that was held on Tuesday, May 31.
On her stop in Sampson, Ross focused on key themes including the educational and financial deficits that are plaguing our rural areas and inner cities. Ross is a former House of Representative member in the N.C. General Assembly from Wake County who stated that her goal in her Senate bid is to “represent every generation’s economic security,” and stated, “that it all goes back to education”.
She focused on the need to ensure that North Carolina receives federal funding streams that will help supplement the educational needs and infrastructure to improve the quality of education for our young people. She also highlighted the fact that the only way for us to remain competitive is to ensure that our citizens have educational skills beyond the 12th grade to remain competitive in the global economy.
Another campaign focus for Ross is increasing the minimum wage to help our North Carolina citizens afford the necessities in life.
“Most families depend on the woman’s paycheck to provide groceries, pay bills, send students to college, and to save for retirement,” Ross shared.
The last and most important area Ross addressed is to ensure that the state’s senior citizens have access to a stable retirement fund so that they can live and have the best quality of life. Ross honed in the areas that must be made priorities to ensure that North Carolina can move forward with strength and dignity providing the best quality care and economic foundations to improve the quality of life for all the citizens of North Carolina.