Keshia Sandidge for NC Senate 34


Keshia Sandidge for N.C. Senate (34) in 2022


Endorsed for


by Down Home Cabarrus members

(Compiled by Amanda Baker)

Opponent: Paul R. Newton, former lawyer for Duke Energy

Biography and accomplishments

  • Cabarrus County Board of Education 
  • Member of the NAACP 
  • Cabarrus County Child Protection and Fatality Team
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice – Barber-Scotia College
  • Master’s in Social Work – University of South Carolina
  • Licensed clinical social worker- worked on NC Trauma Informed Communities Project 
  • Human Rights Committee Liaison 

Policy positions


  • Supports Medicaid Expansion
  • Supports the development of a co-responder model for cases of mental health
  • Increased teacher pay across the board 
  • Protect parents’ rights to determine their child’s education by involving parents in the policy-making process
  • Work with colleges to lower the cost of public universities and evaluate programs for free community college 
  • Supports legislation that provides more counselors, psychologists, and social workers for schools
  • Adequately fund schools through the passage of the first school construction bond in twenty years 
  • Supports the NC Promise Program  
  • Reinvest in school sports and arts programs 
  • Supports lower taxes for working and middle-class families 
  • Lower the prices of gasoline and utility bills by supporting policies that foster greater energy independence
  • Raise the tipped minimum wage, currently $2.13 an hour
  • Offer more tax breaks for small businesses and simplify the tax code 
  • Engage with small businesses and reduce the cost of starting and maintaining small businesses 
  • Support statewide infrastructure legislation 
  • Committed to universal broadband. 
  • Support mental health resources for law enforcement agencies and Sheriff’s offices
  • Ensure funding for expansion of career and technical education to streamline the recruitment of law enforcement
  • Reinforce school and community programs designed to strengthen community policing so that police forces look more like the people they serve  
  • Raise officers’ pay and increase funding for resources to create the best law enforcement agencies in the country  
  • Support a bipartisan, independent redistricting committee 
  • Support legislation to reduce the cost of campaigning for public office 
  • Champion voting rights for all citizens  
  • Support legislation to end the partisanship of our judicial elections

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