In this blog post, we examine the policies and positions of Cheri Beasley, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina. Also in this series, we profile Ted Budd, the Republican candidate for the US Senate.
Brady Watson | September 29, 2022
| Climate change, Elections, Energy policy, North Carolina
This post is part of a series examining the position of 2,022 candidates for public office in the South East on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Clean Energy Alliance does not endorse or oppose any political candidates or parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and external sources are provided as citizen education tools.
In this blog post, we examine the policies and positions of Cheri Beasley, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina. Also in this series, we profile Ted Budd, the Republican candidate for the US Senate. Election day is November 8, 2022.
Cheri Beasley is a public defender and jurist who served as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 2019 to 2020; she was appointed associate judge in 2012, then won election as associate judge in 2014. Beasley had previously served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and as a judge of the Cumberland County District Court , North Carolina. Beasley received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Douglass College, Rutgers University – New Brunswick in 1988 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1991. She also earned her Master of Laws from Duke University School of Law. in 2018. She and her husband have two sons.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency
Beasley’s website says that it supports the expansion of the renewable energy industry in North Carolina and ensures there is job training for clean energy jobs. It also says she will support efforts to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, and that more can be done to update building codes to increase energy efficiency.
Beasley’s website says: “Cheri believes that tackling the climate crisis is imperative to our health, economy and security, and the consequences of inaction are already harming the people of our state.”
In an August 2021 Facebook post, Beasley celebrated the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which included investments in electric vehicles.
Energy equity and energy load
Beasley’s website states: “We must take action to address the disproportionate systemic impacts of climate change and pollution on vulnerable communities in North Carolina.” He also says, “She believes that all North Carolina residents have the right to live in safe and healthy communities with clean air, clean water and improved waste management infrastructure, especially in communities in color, low income and aboriginal.”
High risk energy: coal, nuclear, oil, gas
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Information to voters
The voter registration deadline for the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina is Oct. 14, and early voting begins Oct. 20. Election day for the 2022 midterms will be November 8, 2022. Find information about voting in North Carolina.
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