Brian Farkas was raised in Pitt County, graduated from J.H. Rose High School, and now helps lead his family’s small architecture business. He previously specialized in emergency management for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and worked for the U.S. Attorney’s office. Brian is “all in” when it comes to giving back to the community he grew up in, and thinks we need new leadership to bring people together to fix problems.
Now, too many people in Eastern NC are struggling while politicians play partisan games. Brian will stand up to extremism and fight for better schools, access to affordable healthcare, and an economy that works for everyone. Brian will leave politics at the door to make sure government works for you.
Brian was raised in NC public schools – elementary through his Master’s degree. Unfortunately, our students no longer have the support they need to succeed. Our schools have classrooms with pipes leaking through the ceiling, overflowing class sizes, and underpaid teachers. Brian will fight to lock up the Education Lottery funding, raise teacher pay, improve distance learning, and freeze college tuition. Brian is endorsed by the North Carolina Association of Educators. Read more.
Brian believes in health care that doesn’t break the bank. He will advocate for a healthcare system where everyone can afford to see a doctor when they’re sick, get prescriptions for a reasonable price, and have their pre-existing conditions covered. He will fight for funding for a new Brody School of Medicine facility as well as Medicaid Expansion which will cover 13,000 more Pitt County residents and create 500 new local jobs. Read more.
Brian believes we need a tax system that rewards hard work, but also makes sure that everyone’s paying their fair share, including big corporations. Brian will work to increase local job opportunities by finishing the I-587 spur and expanding rural broadband. He supports grant/loan assistance for small businesses hurt by the pandemic, raising the minimum, and paid family leave. Read more.
Brian knows our justice system is in dire need of reform. He will advocate for sending more youth to diversion programs rather than prison, treating mental health issues as an illness not a crime, and helping formerly incarcerated people re-enter society and gain economic security through good jobs. He also believes that black lives matter and there are concrete steps we can take, such as body cameras and independent investigations, to make a fairer justice system. Read more.
Brian strongly believes in standing up for our environment and clean energy opportunities from the mountains to the coast. Brian knows we need to tackle climate change head-on, transition to a clean energy economy, and protect our communities from the rapidly increasing impacts of hurricanes and floods. He is endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club. Read more.
Brian believes government is at its best when our public officials are responsive to the people – and only the people. Eliminating corruption in elections and in our government is critical, which is why Brian will fight to end gerrymandering through an independent redistricting commission, close the revolving door of politicians turned lobbyists, get dark money out of politics, and protect everyone’s right to vote. Brian is endorsed by anti-corruption leader former Attorney General Eric Holder. Read more.
Brian believes government is at its best when our public officials are responsive to the people – and only the people. Eliminating corruption in elections and in our government is critical, which is why Brian will fight to end gerrymandering through an independent redistricting commission, close the revolving door of politicians turned lobbyists, get dark money out of politics, and protect everyone’s right to vote. Brian is endorsed by the National Democratic Redistricting Commission and anti-corruption leader former Attorney General Eric Holder.
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