Don Rains, mayor of Princeton, filed for N.C. Senate District 10 on Feb. 28. Rains is a Democrat serving his sixth term as mayor of Princeton. The 10th Senate District consists of Duplin, Johnston and Sampson counties.
“I am filing because North Carolina can do better than having our teachers paid the 46th lowest in the country,” Rains said. “The General Assembly also voted to reduce the number of teacher assistants, reduce funding for textbooks and increase the size of students per classrooms. North Carolina cannot move forward if we do not find the funding to educate our students.
“...The current General Assembly is leading us in the wrong direction. While education is the leading issue, we are also heading backwards on job recruitment, voter fairness, environment and health care. Moving forward also means supporting the farmers of our district that are so important to our state economy.”