Amy Galey said she is proud to be from Alamance County and works hard to represent her district as a senator in the North Carolina General Assembly. Galey, the incumbent in this race, is a Republican currently running for reelection and said she has learned a lot through serving in this role.
One of Galey’s biggest concerns currently is the economy and creating jobs for more North Carolinians. She said this is something that she is concerned about, even though within Alamance County, the unemployment rate has decreased.
“Many experts predict that we are headed into a recession, and it's important that we have good financial stewardship at the state level,” Galey said.
Galey said something she has already been a part of was helping pass a bill that helps incarcerated women, called the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which particularly addresses the needs of pregnant women.
“I really focus in my work on that bill on the harm being done to the unborn baby as a result of the mother's incarceration,” Galey said. “She is under enormous stress because she's being shackled or otherwise put under a lot of psychological stress. That has a big impact on that baby. And I thought was a really great way to address some important pro-life issues for a very vulnerable population.”
Galey said while she knows she is unable to appeal to all of her constituents, she feels it’s important to her that she still represents all of them.
“It's my job to help them when they interact with state government, to make sure that they're being treated fairly and that they're getting whatever services that they're entitled to, they get what they're supposed to from state government,” Galey said. “So constituent services and representing all the people is incredibly important to me.”