Elections: N.C. Governor, Barbara Howe

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Name: Barbara Howe

Town of residence: Oxford, NC

Political office sought: Governor

Political affiliation: Libertarian

Candidate website address: barbarahowe.net

Profession: Homemaker

Education: B.A., English and psychology, Pfeiffer College, 1975.

Family information:
Spouse, Tom Howe.
Two sons, one daughter.

Organizations or affiliations:
Libertarian Party of North Carolina
Grassroots North Carolina
Gun Owners of America
La Leche League


Political experience:

Libertarian candidate on numerous occasions including US Senate 1998, NC Governor in 2000 and 2004, NC House, most recently 2010. Active on the Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee, including 4 terms as chair, 2001-2005 and 2007-2011.

Why are you running for office?

North Carolina needs common sense leadership, not power seeking politicians who want to control other people’s lives. Every year the General Statute volumes grow and grow. North Carolinians are over taxed and over “governed.” We need to get back to respecting individual rights and personal responsibility. People should be free to live their lives as they see fit as long as the respect the right of every other person to do the same.

What do you believe are the top three issues?

1. Increase school choice by allowing taxpayers to direct their tax dollars to provide scholarships for children to attend any school of the parent's choice.

2. Improve business climate in NC by greatly reducing regulations, licensing laws, and taxes.

3. End the use of tax incentives to lure business to NC.