Rep. Donna White of Clayton (R-Johnston) announced Friday her intent to seek re-election to a second term in the NC House to represent District 26 in Johnston County.
“As a registered nurse I have introduced significant legislation to address health care and was named Legislator of the Year by Friends of Residents of Long Term Care. I was the primary sponsor of the Nurse Licensure Compact that passed unanimously. I established an Aging Subcommittee with the purpose of reporting to the General Assembly on how to address NC’s Aging Tsunami and its impact on business, health, housing, and employment.
As a 12-year former member of the Johnston County Board of Education and during my first year in the NC House, my record of supporting public schools, increasing teacher pay, and working to correct the current issue of class size has been a chief priority. I am also the only Legislator on the NC Safer School Task Force advocating for all areas of school safety. Last week I was re-appointed to the NC Child Fatality Task Force.
I was the first Freshman to receive the Legislator of Excellence for my work with advocating for fairness and in support of local law enforcement.
North Carolina was named by Forbes as the #1 state for business, and I was recognized as a top legislator in the rankings for my support of free enterprise. NC’s unemployment rate is now 4.1%, the lowest in seventeen years. Much of my time this year in the General Assembly has been spent helping to obtain funding for our local Johnston County communities to address infrastructure issues.
Support of my agricultural district began years before my election and continues in the House as a member of the Agriculture caucus. I am also proud to have been appointed by the Speaker to a wide range of committees, including Aging, Appropriations, Education K-12, Health, Joint Legislative Committee on Health & Human Services and special appointments to the NC Rural Health Access, NC Disaster Relief, and NC Internship Selection Committees.
It has been a very productive year for this Freshman and our County. I look forward to continuing my work for Johnston County and District 26 for another term.”