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Perspective | Lt. Gov. candidates weigh in on community colleges

In 2019, began holding student town halls at community colleges across North Carolina. In January, we expanded access to the town hall experience with a virtual town hall that allowed community college students to share their opinions on the issues that matter most to them. The virtual town hall received more than 5,000 responses from 350+ community college students. Click here to view the results.

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor has a seat on the state board of community colleges. So, we asked candidates for the office to respond to any or all of the issues identifies in the town hall, or any others impacting community colleges that would be a priority for their tenure.

Below, view responses from four candidates for North Carolina’s lieutenant governor, including Republican candidate Deborah Cochran and Democratic canddiates Terry Van Duyn, Yvonne Lewis, and Ron Newton.

Other Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor include: Chaz Beasley, Allen Thomas, and Bill Toole. Other Republican candidates for lieutenant governor include: Buddy Bengel, Renee Ellmers, Greg Gebhardt, Mark Johnson, John Ritter, Mark Robinson, Scott Stone, and Andy Wells.


EdNC staff reporting relies on staff, interns, and columnists.