WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Frank Iler, the state representative for House District 17, told WECT viewers Friday that he's ready to push a bill in the legislature that will allow people to not get health insurance if they don't want it.
Iler appeared recently on WECT News at 5:30 to discuss his campaign platform. Iler replaced Bonner Stiller in the House District 17 after Stiller stepped down.
Iler says he spoke with Attorney General Roy Cooper to encourage him to join a lawsuit of Attorneys General across the country opposing the health care legislation. Cooper chose not to, but Iler says Republicans are going to propose a bill to allow people to opt out of health care.
Iler says the number one issue for the state is the economy and he's focused on bringing more jobs to Brunswick County.
He says funding for schools needs to improve.
"Last year, there was a decision made to withhold more than 200 million. We think that's wrong," Frank Iler said. Iler also says he's a big advocate for community colleges and hopes to bring more to the state.
Iler says Brunswick County needs more road funding as well.
Iler recently spoke at several public hearings to consider the use of terminal groins to stop beach erosion. He says he's leaning in favor of supporting those plans.
Iler opposes Mac Tyson in the primary, with the winner advancing to face the Democratic primary winner of either Leonard Jenkins or James Knox.