2022 Voter’s Guide: Patrick Bowersox, North Carolina Senate Candidate, Libertarian

Patrick Bowersox

Patrick Bowersox

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Candidates for North Carolina Senate District 17

Republican Mark Cavaliero is running against incumbent Democrat Sydney Batch. Libertarian Patrick Bowersox is also a candidate. District 17 covers Wake County. Get to know the candidates with our NC 2022 voter guide.


Last name: Patrick Bowersox

Political party: Libertarian

Age as of November 8, 2022: 42

Campaign website: Bowersoxforfreedom.org

Occupation: Retail Manager

Education: Associate’s degree

Have you ever been a candidate in an election? Nope

Please list the highlights of your civic engagement: Vice Chairman of the Wake County Libertarian Party

What three issues do you consider most important to your district and what will you do to address them?

Health care choices, helping citizens with inflation, legalizing medical cannabis.

At a time of rising costs, the state government has a surplus. How should it be used?

N / A

Will you vote for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina?

No.

What got the legislature right, and what got it wrong, about public education in North Carolina?

There must be options for educated parents and guardians, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Should North Carolina change its abortion laws? How?

The current state law prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks should be maintained.

Please add anything voters should know about your position on the legality or availability of abortion in North Carolina.

No.

Should medical marijuana be legalized in North Carolina?

Yes.

What, if anything, should legislators do to shape curricula dealing with issues of race, sexuality and gender?

No.

Do you accept the results of the 2020 presidential election?

Yes.

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