Cooper Thanks Health Care Workers At Duke Hospital; Observes COVID-19 Vaccinations... Wayne County Schools Postpone Grades K-5 “Plan A” Transition To January... Four Oaks Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking, Production Of Child Porn, Clayton Police Release Surveillance Photo Of Robbery Suspects, Team Sets Out To Give ‘Perfect Gift’ On Christmas Eve. ENDORSEMENTS. The labor department cannot raise the minimum wage, but it can set certain benefits for its own state employees. On Oct. 2, Cooper finally moved the state into a modified version of his Phase 3. She focused on social distancing and other precautions. Some will never recover from the financial drain.Â, Holmes repeatedly defended Cooper’s lockdown. The state should focus on “feasible” safety precautions that are affordable for businesses, he said. 16 West Jones Street. Two other candidates, Larry Holmquist and Paul Wright have also filed. RALEIGH — Reopening the economy during COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. But Dobson, who backed several Republican-sponsored bills to reopen businesses earlier this year, said the shutdowns went too far. Causey unseated Goodwin in 2016. We have a lot of unemployment,” Dobson said. Holmes is a Wake County commissioner with a background in labor and employment law, and holds a self-professed devotion to, The nonprofit N.C. Institute of Political Leadership trains future public servants to serve in elected or appointed office in North Carolina. CONTACT. MEET JOSH. As of Wednesday, Wood led Street by 93,450 votes, while Dobson had a margin of nearly 89,000 votes over Holmes. I plan to enhance training programs for employers and employees to reduce workplace accidents, ensure an adequate number of inspectors to ensure safety in elevators and workplaces, and enforce regulations. Dobson supports North Carolina’s right-to-work laws, deregulation, and economic reopening. 9 talking about this. Carolina Journal News Service. “It sounds good as a political sound bite, but we ought to know what the unintended consequences are first.”. Challenge Emergency Management Act Provision. As a right-to-work state, North Carolina has the second-lowest union membership in the nation, behind only South Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree […] … We get calls every week, every day from people who can’t get an answer.”. “For small businesses struggling to make payroll each month and week, you can’t just pile regulation on top of regulation,” Dobson said. Legislative Building. Dobson’s opponent is Democrat Jessica Holmes, a member and former chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners.The two disagree about a range of policy issues. He supports job protections for quarantined workers. While many businesses — bars, outdoor entertainment venues, theaters — were allowed to open, Cooper’s restrictions on capacity did little to help many business owners. Jenna Wadsworth is running for N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture in the 2020 elections. “There’s an inflection point where that small business person will just crumble.”, The nonprofit N.C. Institute of Political Leadership trains future public servants to serve in elected or appointed office in North Carolina. Beth A. Dobson praised the General Assembly’s push for regulatory reform. It’s a large task. But Dobson, who backed several Republican-sponsored bills to reopen businesses earlier this year, said the shutdowns went too far. Republican Josh Dobson, a state legislator, defeated Chuck Stanley and Pearl Burris Floyd for the nomination for labor … Cherie Berry, Jessica Holmes, N.C. Department of Labor, Rep. Josh Dobson, Democrat Jessica Holmes, at left, and Republican Josh Dobson, right, debate in the Spectrum News One Hometown Debate series in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. Dobson stressed the high unemployment rate, and promised to work with the governor to get unemployment benefits to people who need them. With your help, we can get North Carolina working together! N.C. Commissioner of Labor: Jessica Holmes (D) vs. Josh Dobson (R) Everyone knew Cherie Berry, who served as the labor commissioner since 2000 and put her name and picture in every elevator. Name recognition aside, she was pretty awful on workers’ rights. The winner will succeed Republican Cherie Berry, who retired after serving four terms. The Dobson-Holmes debate was the third of this election’s Hometown Debate series. “It’s not right that families have to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.”.
Holmes, in keeping with a more liberal agenda, champions Medicaid expansion, a higher minimum wage, labor unions, and stricter guidelines for reopening. Sharon Hudson, who lists herself as Board Secretary of a group opposed to tolls on Interstate 77 (Widen I-77), has filed as a primary challenger. Holmes called for minimum wage increases, but said she favors an incremental approach. (Screenshot from Spectrum News), Dobson has served four terms in the House, where he chaired the Appropriations Committee. “If we’re going to grind this economy to a halt, we have to take care of those that are unemployed. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrat Beth Wood has been reelected North Carolina state auditor and outgoing Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson will be … The Dobson-Holmes … She has a track record of supporting job creation as a county commissioner and attracting businesses with a diverse pool of talent. SUBMIT. “If CDC guidelines say workers need to be six feet apart, they need to be six feet apart. … We can’t make it optional for those workers to have a face mask, can’t make it optional to have social distancing.”. For 16 years, former state Rep. Cherie Berry has served as North Carolina’s labor commissioner. Holmes repeatedly defended Cooper’s lockdown. “If we’re going to grind this economy to a halt, we have to take care of those that are unemployed. The series sponsors are AARP-North Carolina, the State Employees Association of North Carolina, Humana, the North Carolina Sheriffs Association, and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state representative, Josh Dobson of McDowell County, is running to replace her. Garland Tucker had been widely cited as a s… Jessica Holmes has spent most of her professional career as an advocate for workers as a labor and employment attorney. Jessica N. Holmes is a workers’ rights advocate, policy expert, and fighter for fairness and social justice. On Oct. 2, Cooper finally moved the state into a modified version of his Phase 3. By law, the Department of Labor is responsible for promoting the “health, safety, and general well-being” of nearly 4.5 million North Carolina workers. More. By law, the Department of Labor is responsible for promoting the “health, safety, and general well-being” of nearly 4.5 million North Carolina workers. Holmes said she wants to reopen the economy as swiftly as possible while emphasizing worker safety. But, he argued, farmworkers cannot remain six feet apart as they harvest crops and load trucks. “It sounds good as a political sound bite, but we ought to know what the unintended consequences are first.”, Dobson praised the General Assembly’s push for regulatory reform.Â, “For small businesses struggling to make payroll each month and week, you can’t just pile regulation on top of regulation,” Dobson said. Both candidates already serve in elected office: Republican Josh Dobson in the state House, and Jessica Holmes on the Wake County Commissioners. The two candidates — Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson, R-McDowell, and Democratic county commissioner Jessica Holmes — would take drastically different approaches to that, and labor issues generally. Wood, Democrat Commissioner of agriculture. Dobson supports North Carolina’s right-to-work laws, deregulation, and economic reopening. Prior to his appointment to the House in 2013, Josh served as a McDowell County Commissioner. Holmes is a Wake County commissioner with a background in labor and employment law, and holds a self-professed devotion to “fairness and social justice.”. Ensure safe and healthy work environments. Josh Dobson defeated Jessica Holmes in the general election for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor on November 3, 2020. We have a lot of unemployment,” Dobson said. UNC-TV and PBS bring you the most reliable coverage of Election 2020, covering the race for the Presidency and contested races in North Carolina. The profile for Josh Dobson for the North Carolina 03-03-20 Primary election on March 03, 2020 Thank you for your support! While many businesses — bars, outdoor entertainment venues, theaters — were allowed to open, Cooper’s restrictions on capacity did little to help many business owners. Join Our Team! Josh Dobson (R) Chuck Stanley (R) ... Jessica N. Holmes (D) 1. Holmes has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. “We need to be very careful about unilaterally and arbitrarily advocating for a set number for the minimum wage for businesses across North Carolina,” Dobson said. North Carolina’s economy, shuttered by Democratic Gov. Holmes, in keeping with a more liberal agenda, champions Medicaid expansion, a higher minimum wage, labor unions, and stricter guidelines for reopening. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state representative, Josh Dobson of McDowell County, is running to replace her. None will have studio audiences, because of COVID-19 concerns. Dobson’s opponent is Democrat Jessica Holmes, a member and … Josh Dobson, R Jessica Holmes, D Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey, R Wayne Goodwin, D North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate Interviews NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley vs. Paul Newby NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Seat 2 Phil Berger, Jr. vs. Lucy Inman Seat 4 Tamara Barringer & Mark Davis North Carolina Court of Appeals Seat 4 Tricia Shields & April … The nonprofit N.C. Institute of Political Leadership trains future public servants to serve in elected or appointed office in North Carolina. Its, , produced in partnership with Spectrum News, focuses on political races in election years and policy issues in non-election years.Â, Bar owners across N.C. challenge shutdown, seek ruling against key Emergency Management Act provision, Greenville bar’s Christmas present to Cooper: Lawsuit challenging shutdown, Pacific Legal Foundation’s Jessica Thompson discusses Greenville bar’s lawsuit against shutdown, As policymakers seek health care cost savings, the clock may run out on Association Health Plans, JLF’s John Hood assesses Berger critique of governor’s COVID-19 policy. Both candidates already serve in elected office: Republican Josh Dobson in the state House, and Jessica Holmes on the Wake County Commissioners. The winner will succeed Republican Cherie Berry, who retired after serving four terms. Roy Cooper in March, has yet to fully reopen. Holmes, in keeping with a more liberal agenda, champions Medicaid expansion, a higher minimum wage, labor unions, and stricter guidelines for reopening. Dobson supports North Carolina’s right-to-work laws, deregulation, and economic reopening. “It’s not right that families have to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.”, Dobson was more skeptical. It’s a large task. Dobson stressed the high unemployment rate, and promised to work with the governor to get unemployment benefits to people who need them.Â, “For safety precautions, we’ve [ground] this economy to a halt. Dobson, from McDowell County, will succeed retiring Commissioner Cherie Berry after beating Democratic nominee Jessica Holmes, a Wake County commissioner. At center is Spectrum News anchor and moderator Loretta Boniti. North Carolina’s economy, shuttered by Democratic Gov. Cherie Berry, Jessica Holmes, N.C. Department of Labor, Rep. Josh Dobson, Democrat Jessica Holmes, at left, and Republican Josh Dobson, right, debate in the Spectrum News One Hometown Debate series in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. By Julie Havlak The two candidates — Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson, R-McDowell, and Democratic county commissioner Jessica Holmes — would take drastically different approaches to that, and labor issues generally. Holmes is a Wake County commissioner with a background in labor and employment law, and holds a self-professed devotion to “fairness and social justice.”. RALEIGH — Reopening the economy during COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. Reopening the economy during COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. Holmes blasted Dobson for a “disdain for regulations, science, and data.”, “It is not OK for us to decide that CDC guidelines aren’t worthwhile or inconvenient,” Holmes said. josh dobson vs jessica holmes | Postado em 24 de outubro de 2020 | It will be interesting to see how her replacement does. VOLUNTEER. Josh Stein, Democrat Auditor. As a first-generation college student, her professional and personal goals have focused on creating educational and job opportunities for our state’s most vulnerable citizens. Roy Cooper in March, has yet to fully reopen. Screenshot from Spectrum News, Labor Commissioner Debate Exposes Differences On State Reopening, Allen Wellons Campaign Calls Ad A False Political Attack, Governor Cooper Will Extend Evictions Moratorium, Johnston County Health Department Receives Vaccine, Bar Owners Across N.C. “For safety precautions, we’ve [ground] this economy to a halt. At center is Spectrum News anchor and moderator Loretta Boniti. Holmes blasted Dobson for a “disdain for regulations, science, and data.”, “It is not OK for us to decide that CDC guidelines aren’t worthwhile or inconvenient,” Holmes said. “If CDC guidelines say workers need to be six feet apart, they need to be six feet apart. Representative Josh Dobson has served in the North Carolina House of Representatives for four terms, representing the people of Avery, McDowell and Mitchell counties. The profile for Josh Dobson for the North Carolina 11-03-20 General Election election on November 03, 2020 Portions were broadcast Sunday, Oct. 4, on Spectrum News NC’s “In Focus with Loretta Boniti.” The final debate will feature incumbent state Treasurer Dale Folwell, a Republican, facing Democratic opponent Ronnie Chatterji. Work Place Rights. The results have been certified. RALEIGH — Reopening the economy during COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. The leader of the department has wide authority over employers and employees. She focused on social distancing and other precautions. 2. But, he argued, farmworkers cannot remain six feet apart as they harvest crops and load trucks.Â, Holmes blasted Dobson for a “disdain for regulations, science, and data.”Â, “It is not OK for us to decide that CDC guidelines aren’t worthwhile or inconvenient,” Holmes said. Anthony Wayne (Tony) Street, Republican. … We can’t make it optional for those workers to have a face mask, can’t make it optional to have social distancing.”, Holmes said she wants to reopen the economy as swiftly as possible while emphasizing worker safety. Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 733-4111 (Main) (919) 715-7586 (Fax) Its Hometown Debate series, produced in partnership with Spectrum News, focuses on political races in election years and policy issues in non-election years.Â. At center is Spectrum News anchor and moderator Loretta Boniti. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democrat Beth Wood has been reelected North Carolina state auditor and outgoing Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson will be the … Dobson was more skeptical. Steve Troxler, Republican. Business and Regulations, CJ Exclusives, coronavirus, Economic Growth & Development, Law & Regulation, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, State Government, tags: series: The two candidates — Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson, R-McDowell, and Democratic county commissioner Jessica Holmes — would take drastically different approaches to that, and labor issues generally. Some will never recover from the financial drain. He faces Democratic candidate Jessica Holmes, a Wake County commissioner who has served as chair. Jessica was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis failed to avoid primary challengers, but not the challengers have that have been the subject of much discussion in the past few months. North Carolina General Assembly. The state should focus on “feasible” safety precautions that are affordable for businesses, he said. The two candidates — Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson, R-McDowell, and Democratic county commissioner Jessica Holmes — would take drastically different approaches to that, and labor issues generally. In the November general election, North Carolina voters will elect either Josh Dobson or Jessica Holmes as the N.C. commissioner of labor for the … He supports job protections for quarantined workers. 2020 election, Coronavirus and N.C.'s response, categories: As a right-to-work state, North Carolina has the second-lowest union membership in the nation, behind only South Carolina. … We get calls every week, every day from people who can’t get an answer.”, Holmes called for minimum wage increases, but said she favors an incremental approach. A complaint filed on Oct. 5 claims Dobson received more than $90,000 in government payments for housing, meals, and travel since 2017 for expenses he never incurred because he used campaign funds to pay for them. Dobson has served four terms in the House, where he chaired the Appropriations Committee. I am a candidate for NC Commissioner of Labor. None will have studio audiences, because of COVID-19 concerns. Dobson has served four terms in the House, where he chaired the Appropriations Committee. “I would absolutely advocate for raising the minimum wage,” Holmes said. “There’s an inflection point where that small business person will just crumble.”. The Dobson-Holmes debate was the third of this election’s Hometown Debate series. Dobson cited his work to raise teacher pay and the wages of group home workers. See election results, maps, county-by-county vote counts and more for North Carolina’s races on Nov. 3, 2020. The two candidates — Republican state Rep. Josh Dobson, R-McDowell, and Democratic county commissioner Jessica Holmes — would take drastically different approaches to that, and labor issues generally. Portions were broadcast Sunday, Oct. 4, on Spectrum News NC’s “In Focus with Loretta Boniti.” The final debate will feature incumbent state Treasurer Dale Folwell, a Republican, facing Democratic opponent Ronnie Chatterji. The leader of the department has wide authority over employers and employees. Democrat Jessica Holmes, at left, and Republican Josh Dobson, right, debate in the Hometown Debate series in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. Dobson cited his work to raise teacher pay and the wages of group home workers.Â, “I would absolutely advocate for raising the minimum wage,” Holmes said. On Oct. 2, Cooper finally moved the state into a modified version of his Phase 3. The labor department cannot raise the minimum wage, but it can set certain benefits for its own state employees.Â, “We need to be very careful about unilaterally and arbitrarily advocating for a set number for the minimum wage for businesses across North Carolina,” Dobson said. When he found out Berry wasn’t running again, he decided to run. Josh Dobson (R) Chuck Stanley (R) ... Jessica N. Holmes (D) 1. The series sponsors are AARP-North Carolina, the State Employees Association of North Carolina, Humana, the North Carolina Sheriffs Association, and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina. Its Hometown Debate series, produced in partnership with Spectrum News, focuses on political races in election years and policy issues in non-election years. There were no incumbents in this race. In the House, where he chaired the Appropriations Committee will succeed retiring Commissioner Berry. 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