WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Raleigh needs some common sense and conservative leadership, according to Beth Dawson, a retired banker running for the House District 18 seat in New Hanover County.
The Republican Dawson appeared live on WECT News at 5:30 Monday to discuss her plans to help people out if elected.
"The high priority will be to help grow our jobs, our economy, while all the while protecting our coastal resources," Beth Dawson said.
Dawson says she would like the process to continue to play out on a proposed Titan cement plant for the Castle Hayne area of New Hanover County.
"I am in favor of bringing good jobs to the region," Dawson said. She also wants to make sure all the rules and regulations are followed in the permitting process.
Dawson says she agrees with people who are frustrated that schools face cuts each year, when the money from the statewide lottery goes to help education.
"Those funds have been used by the existing state leadership to balance the budget due to shortfalls, due to wasteful government spending," Dawson said.
Some WECT viewers asked Dawson in particular about funding for children with autism and helping veterans get their full benefits. Dawson said she'd have to look into both further.
Dawson is running to replace the retiring Sandra Spaulding-Hughes.