ELECTION 2022: Q&A with N.C. Senate Candidates

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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Editor’s Note: For coverage of the primary election, The Stanly News & Press sent questions to each group of candidates. We limited their responses to 200 words per answer. Answers appear as is, with the exception of editing for grammatical/ spelling errors or length. This allows potential voters to see the candidates through their own words and gives equal opportunity for the candidates to respond.

N.C. Senate District 33

Carl Ford*
Tangela Morgan

* did not provide answers

1. Tell me about your background.

Morgan: My name is Tangela “Lucy Horne” Morgan, and I am the democratic candidate for NC Senate District 33.

Tangela Morgan

I am originally from Stanly County. I graduated from North Stanly High School in 1990 and earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from Wake Forest University in 1994. In 2015, I earned my Master of Education in School Counseling from Liberty University.

I am a member of the Salisbury Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I serve as the secretary/treasurer of the Rowan Salisbury Association of Educators; Democratic precinct chair China Grove, NC; and secretary of NC Democratic Congressional District 8.
I am also a member of the Rowan Salisbury Chapter of the NAACP.
For almost 25 years, I have lived in Rowan County and worked for Rowan Salisbury Schools. I was a classroom teacher for 15 years and have been a school counselor for the last eight years.

2. What made you decide to get involved in politics and run for office?

Morgan: For over two decades, I’ve spent my professional career working to prepare young people to go out into the world and be successful.

Right now, there are systems and policies in place that prevent our citizens and communities from thriving.

I have chosen to run for office so that I can serve my community and work to introduce legislation that will improve those systems and policies.

3. Why do you think you are the most qualified candidate for the position?

Morgan: I am the best candidate for the position because I have a vested interest in the well-being of the residents of Stanly County, the home of my youth, the place many family members currently call home, and the residents of Rowan County, my current home.

I am a servant leader dedicated to working in the best interest of the residents of District 33 without partisanship or bias.

4. What do you think are the biggest issues impacting residents living in the district?

Morgan: Three issues of great concern in our district are underfunded school systems, wage gaps and lack of access to quality medical care.

Each of these areas can be improved with sound purposeful legislation.