A Look At The #NC23 Senate Race (PT 2)

Earlier this week, I started a look at the NC-23 Senate race between Valerie Foushee, the current appointment to the seat, and Mary Lopez-Carter, the challenger.

In the previous installment, we covered Valerie Foushee. This installment will cover Mary Lopez-Carter.

About Mary Lopez-Carter
Lopez-Carter lives in Hillsborough with her husband, Dave Carter. They have three children.

Her husband is running in NC House race District 56 against Verla Insko.

Her parents came to the United States from Péru in 1963.  

It is noteworthy that Lopez-Carter is the only female Hispanic running for the NC General Assembly. If elected, she would be the first Hispanic to serve.

This is her first General Assembly candidacy, but she ran for Orange Board of County Commissioners in the 2012 cycle.

More from her ‘about page’:

Mary is the owner of iDesign Media Solutions and a real estate agent for Home Coach in the Triangle Area. She was also the CEO of Industrial Meter & Equipment Co., Inc. in Pearland, Texas.

She serves as an adviser to the Governor on the Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. She also has served as the State Treasurer for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. She was a candidate in 2012 for the Orange County Board of Commissioners (at-large). Mary has continually worked in Hispanic outreach in both her professional (Real Estate) and political life. Her Spanish-language radio advertisements played in Chatham County in 2012. She still creates Spanish-language voice-over content to help all Hispanic citizens in North Carolina.

View Lopez-Carter’s Website
View Lopez-Carter’s position on the Issues.
View Lopez-Carter’s Campaign Videos.
View Lopez-Carter’s Facebook page.
View Lopez-Carter’s Twitter.

Lopez-Carter On the Issues
Lopez-Carter’s site briefly touches on education, the economy, our veterans and healthcare.

Education tops her issues list.  Common Core is a hot ballot box issue this year.
Parents pay attention here, Lopez-Carter opposes Common Core and gave me this quote:

“Common Core strips away freedoms from Teachers, Parents and the Children. It gives the strength to for-profit corporations instead.”

Clearly, she gets it.

This is a stark contrast with Foushee, who supports Common Core and voted NO three times to SB 812. So did her husband’s opponent, Verla Insko.

Check out Lopez-Carter’s video hitting Foushee for supporting corporations over our kids:

“Mary López Carter wants North Carolina to Support our Teachers before Corporations. Common Core is a copyrighted brand that makes corporations happy and takes away from the quality of education for our children. Mary’s opponent knows that Common Core imposes severe privacy intrusions on families and children yet still wants Common Core. Why?”

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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