I, Christopher Sessions, am a devoted family man, proud military veteran, and dedicated advocate for the principles of the Libertarian Party.
👨👩👧👦 Family First: With 16 years of blissful marriage to my wonderful wife, Grace Sessions, and the joy of raising four remarkable children, family is at the heart of everything I do. Our home in Johnston County has been our cherished haven for the past 5 years, and I am deeply committed to ensuring a bright future for our community.
🗽 Libertarian Values: My commitment to the principles of the Libertarian Party traces back to 2002. Currently serving as the Treasurer for the Libertarian Party of Johnston and Harnett County, I am dedicated to championing policies that resonate with the core values of our party—individual liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility.
🎖️ Military Service: With a distinguished 28-year career in the US Army, retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major, I bring a wealth of experience and a deep sense of duty to the table. My military journey has instilled in me the values of discipline, leadership, and service to others.
📚 Educational Background: Armed with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University, I am equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of today's world. This educational foundation, combined with my military background, positions me to contribute meaningfully to our community's growth and prosperity.
🌐 Community Matters: I am passionate about making a positive impact in North Carolina. Through my service in the military, my dedication to libertarian principles, and my commitment to family, I am ready to work tirelessly to create a community that thrives on individual freedom, fiscal responsibility, and a shared vision for a prosperous future.
As a Libertarian, I believe in body autonomy and that adults should be able to make their own decisions about what they put in their bodies. Unfortunately, I recognize that the legalization of drugs is not a realistic goal in North Carolina in the near future. Therefore, I prioritize efforts in areas where progress can be made:
As a veteran, I have witnessed the life-changing effects of marijuana on my family, friends, and fellow veterans. I advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana, recognizing its efficacy in pain management, PTSD, TBI treatment, and reducing prescription medication dependency. Individuals seeking relief should not face criminal penalties, and access to effective treatment should be a right without legal repercussions.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana in North Carolina. I believe that adults should have the right to make their own decisions about what substances they consume. I also believe that the state should not interfere with the personal choices of its citizens, and that the government should not be in the business of criminalizing adults for using a substance that 57% of North Carolinians support.
The criminalization of drug possession should be replaced with non-criminal citations. I believe that drug use should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue, and that resources should be allocated to providing treatment and support services for those struggling with addiction. I believe that criminalizing drug possession disproportionately affects minority communities and only serves to further entrench poverty and inequality.
2. Limiting the Governor's Emergency Authority:
We cannot allow a repeat of the tyranny experienced in 2020, where one person wielded unlimited emergency powers, essentially transforming themselves into a de facto dictator. Emergency powers are meant to address immediate crises, not to serve as a carte blanche for unchecked authority. It is crucial that we strike a balance between responding swiftly to emergencies and upholding the principles of our democracy. To achieve this, we must ensure that emergency powers are only utilized as a temporary measure until the legislature can convene to make informed and representative decisions.
3. School Choice:
The global pandemic has highlighted the need for a more adaptable and student-centric approach to education. I support empowering parents with the freedom to choose the best educational method for their children, fostering a system that is responsive to individual needs and preferences.
4. Eliminate the State Income Tax:
I propose the elimination of state income tax to stimulate economic growth and individual prosperity. This move will attract businesses and skilled professionals, creating a more competitive and business-friendly environment. Individuals retaining more of their earnings will promote consumer spending and saving, contributing to a robust and dynamic local economy.
5. Rank Choice Voting
Rank Choice Voting is a modern, innovative voting system that allows voters to rank their choices in order of preference. This system is designed to give voters more control over their vote and to ensure that the winning candidate has majority support. In North Carolina, Rank Choice Voting would ensure that all votes are counted, regardless of party affiliation, and that the winning candidate has the support of a majority of voters. This system would also make it easier for candidates to reach out to a wider range of voters, as it would be easier to build coalitions of support. Ultimately, Rank Choice Voting would help to create a more democratic and representative government in North Carolina.
As a proud Libertarian, I know the odds are tough, but I'm committed to offering voters a choice beyond the two-party system. To spread the message of freedom, I need your support. Every donation to Sessions for NC Senate counts. Let's make a stand for a better future