GOP State Senator Calls For Colleague Andy Dulin To Step Down After DUI Arrest
In early July North Carolina House Representative Andy Dulin was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in Ohio. Back in North Carolina, he's also driving our schools into the ditch.
- Voted for the 2017 Budget which prioritized billions in tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, while failing to provide a meaningful teacher raise, give teachers money for school supplies, and failed to eliminate the Pre-K waitlist.
- Voted for the 2018 budget which again failed to meaningfully raise teacher pay or per-pupil spending even after the extremely well-attended teacher rally lobbied for both. Teachers will continue to pay $500 to $1,000 out of pocket for school supplies that remain underfunded in the 2018 budget. The budget also rerouted $50 million in federal funds to fill in state funding gaps in early childhood education created when those state funds were moved to other parts of the budget.
Republican State Senator Dan Bishop of Mecklenburg County said Tuesday that his colleague, GOP House member Andy Dulin, should step down after it was revealed that Dulin was arrested in July for DUI
Drunk driving has been a key issue in Bishop's reelection bid.
In the run-up to the Nov. 6 election, Bishop has approved numerous negative ads against his Democratic opponent, Chad Stachowicz. Stachowicz was arrested for DUI a decade ago, and Bishop’s ad says that he is not fit to serve.
Dulin was arrested July 2 and charged with DUI in Erie County, Ohio, west of Cleveland. He refused a DUI test, according to the municipal court’s website. He also was charged with driving in marked lanes.
Bishop told WFAE Tuesday that Dulin should step down.
“It’s unfortunate, and I think that, like Chad, Andy needs to focus on himself right now rather than public service," Bishop said. "My opinion is that he should step aside.”