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Wake County Commissioner (District 4)

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    Kim Coley
    (Rep)

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    Susan P. Evans
    (Dem)

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Biographical Information

What are your top 2 or 3 priorities for action on the Commission? (40 words maximum)

What policies should the county pursue to improve the affordability of housing? (30 words maximum)

What policies should be pursued to promote job development and equal employment opportunities? (30 words maximum)

What is your stance on the county’s current or future collaboration with federal immigration enforcement? (30 words maximum)

How will you ensure community transparency and accountability for the Sheriff's Department? (30 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) I have been stay-at-home mom and a small businesswoman who divides her time between our family, investment properties, church activities, and volunteering in our community.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Wake County Republican Party and My Family
Create a better working relationship with the county school board to achieve solutions for school funding and accountability. Advocate for a more open budget process and the discipline to stick to the budget and not overspend. Only raising taxes is not the answer.
Keep property taxes low - high property taxes hurt affordable housing. Incentivize home builders to build workforce housing. Influence municipalities to allow Accessory Dwelling Units-granny flats/garage apartments.
Individuals must utilize the expanded education and vocational training opportunities the county offers. The county needs more community and business input to help create better public/private partnership solutions.
I trust the Sheriff's perspective and will collaborate my efforts with his office. He has a pulse on the people, as well as how immigration enforcement impacts Wake County's residents and the business community.
I will create a community of understanding and partnership between the Sheriff's office and the citizens. Communities that work together with the institutions that keep us safe create positive outcomes for us all.
Experience (35 words max) Accounting and Corporate Finance Professional; former small business co-owner in residential construction; Mom; School, Church and Civic Volunteer; Wake County School Board member 2011-2016.
3 favorite endorsements for this election NC Association of Educators (NCAE), Equality NC
Effectively dealing with growth by planning for transit expansion, adequate and up-to-date school facilities, and affordable housing needs; all while supporting high-quality, well-funded public schools are my top priorities.
The County should coordinate with municipal leaders around zoning; provide funds directly to DHIC, Habitat, etc. for constructing more units; expand the reach of household expense subsidies for qualified residents.
The County must support strong public schools, quality open spaces, etc. that keep Wake attractive. Equal opportunity employment policies including equal pay for equal work should exist for county employees.
I am not in favor of Wake County participating in the 287g alien identification program with the US Immigration department and prefer that the Sheriff’s department reconsider this decision.
As the Sheriff is an elected official, he has a fair amount of autonomy. A basic amount of accountability over the financial management of the department would require routine audits.