On The Issues
Jobs and the Economy
Kathy Harrington knows jobs are what North Carolina needs the most. The pro-growth, business friendly policies - lower taxes, reduced regulations and tort reforms - she and her colleagues delivered over the past ten years have made North Carolina’s economy one of the fastest growing in the nation.
Since 2011, North Carolina’s unemployment has been cut in half, the economy has added more than 500,000 new jobs, and in 2019 Forbes Magazine ranked North Carolina the #1 state to do business.
Kathy is proudly pro-life and believes it is the first duty of government to protect the most vulnerable in our society - the unborn. Life begins at conception and Kathy believes society should recognize the inherent right to life given by God to all and protected by the US Constitution.
A gun owner with a concealed carry permit, Kathy Harrington is a strong defender of the Second Amendment and will always fight to protect the rights of Gaston County citizens to keep and bear arms.
Kathy believes working families deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. That’s why she voted to cut taxes for middle-class families - sales taxes, state income taxes, and small business taxes.
Kathy cut the sales tax by over a $1 billion dollars, cut income taxes for 99% of North Carolina's families, and made the first $20,000 of income completely tax-free for married couples filing jointly.
Kathy believes every child deserves a chance to succeed, and she's worked in the Senate to improve our public schools and give parents more school choices.
Kathy voted to raise average teacher pay to over $50,000 a year, reduce class sizes in the early grades, ensure students read proficiently, increased the number of innovative public charter schools, and reduced college tuition costs.