...Whether you call him Senator Goss or Reverend Goss, Steve Goss (Senate District 45) is an individual seen by those who know him as so beyond reproach that he has been named the Senate Chair of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee. That helps explain why a conservative mountain district has twice elected this moderate Democrat to represent them in Raleigh.
As both a legislator and a minister, Goss takes his responsibilities to his community seriously. As he explains, "In committee meetings I would often mention our senior citizens who should never have to make a choice between buying medication or food because of spiraling costs or lack of insurance coverage." Goss understands that his legislative mission includes addressing concerns ranging from unemployment, to the costs of fuel and electricity and the cost of a college education, to the well-being of our natural world.
State Representative Cullie Tarleton of Watauga County (House District 93) also puts a high value on educational and economic opportunity for all, and protection of our air, water, land, and public health. Among his leadership efforts, Tarleton was a primary House sponsor of the School Violence Prevention Act, which requires public schools to adopt strong policies against bullying and harassment, including bullying based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors. Tarleton's leadership posts include chairing House committees on water resources, commerce, and the environment.
Both Goss and Tarleton received high marks on the Conservation Council of North Carolina's 2009 environmental legislative scorecard. Together, they teamed up to add ecologically important tracts of mountain land to our state parks system.
For more information on these legislative leaders, and how to help their campaigns, go to http://www.headwatersnc.org/hwendorsements.html.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Goss & Tarleton Gain Headwaters Campaign Endorsement
Received this afternoon from our friend Dan Besse, who is both a Winston-Salem City Councilman and chair of the Headwaters Campaign: