Howard Larsen

A PROGRESSIVE Candidate for North Carolina District 85
Howard Larson
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Why Your Vote Matters

I have entered the race for the NC House because I believe I can better represent the citizens of our district on issues of election financing reform, creating a progressive tax system that relieves the tax burden on working citizens, the protection and preservation of Rural Healthcare, and returning North Carolina to being a leader in Public Education in the Southeastern US”, said Mr. Larsen. 

Additional issues I will work for are the establishment of livable wages, job creation, rebuilding of infrastructure, combating the opioid crisis, and realistic sensible gun regulation.   Our state needs to protect and expand programs that benefit our working poor, elderly, disabled, and veterans of North Carolina.  Expansion of Medicaid is one way of accomplishing these goals.

Howard Larsen for NC House District 85

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My Platform

The framework for my candidacy for House District 85 is based upon the rights of each and every constituent in this district to have fair and equal representation and to provide each constituent the highest degree of honest and full representation.  Everyone should have the opportunity to live their lives with the full expectation that they have someone looking out for THEIR best interests, not the interests of those with the most money and power, but those with the LEAST......


  • The need a sustainable energy future where we say NO to fracking, offshore drilling, and the use of coal.
  • Present and future generations are entitled to a healthy environment; sustainability will be our guide.
  • Funding environmentally sound alternative energy sources will be a top priority.


  • Every person living in North Carolina will have access to a quality education to the full extent of their abilities.
  • Every person in North Carolina will have access to guaranteed quality health care, regardless of their financial means.
  • Immigrant workers will receive full protection of our labor laws.

Economic Justice

  • We will work to end poverty.
  • Our minimum wage laws will be adjusted to ensure that every full-time adult worker receives a living wage.
  • The "personhood" of corporations will end.
  • I believe in a balanced budget.
  • Fair taxation based on wealth not the labors of the wage earner.

Human Rights/Dignity

  • Support same sex marriage and full equal rights for all regardless of sexual orientation. My family values are that all members of the human family deserve compassion, equality, and love.
  • That North Carolina will adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Support Health Care as a human right. Single Payer, Improved and Expanded Medicare for all is the solution the health care crisis.
  • I want to end racial and immigrant profiling.


  • Will have realistic and sensible gun regulations.
  • Increasing awareness of the Law Enforcement Agencies’ public safety strategies.
  • Ensuring community members have a true voice in how their neighborhoods are policed.
  • Increasing law enforcement officers’ cultural competencies.
  • Reducing fragmentation or duplication of efforts by social service agencies, police and other partners.
  • Improving police-community relationships by bringing individuals together in non-confrontational encounters.
  • Increasing transparency and organizational accountability (both the law enforcement agency and the community).
  • Engaging law enforcement officers in the spirit of service and the reasons why they elected a career in public service.

AFL-CIO Endorses Larsen

" I'm honored and proud to announce that the Western North Carolina Central Labor Council of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO formally announces our endorsement for Howard Larsen in the North Carolina State Representative, District 85, 2018 Election."

Ron Ingerick, Jr.
NC State Legislative Director
SMART - Transportation Division


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