Payton has always shown me, and others, what it means to be a part of a good America. Born in Texas, Payton was raised by a fierce mother who instilled a strong sense of self and community on him and his brothers-he moved with his wife Kirstyn Mixa Yancy to North Carolina in autumn of 2015. He believes in a living wage-not federal minimum. He believes in alternative medicine options. Medical marijuana should be made available; this will help not only cutting down on gang violence but raising money for our teachers and education system (like the NC lottery had) and other lacking areas in which NC used to lead. Payton wants nothing more than to contribute in a grand way to his new home. He has the ideas and the passion for doing so!