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  • Gregory C. Edds
    (Rep)

  • James C. Greene
    (Rep)

  • Judy Klusman
    (Rep)

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    Veleria M. Levy
    (Dem)

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    Latasha Wilks
    (Dem)

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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)

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Experience (35 words max) I genuinely care about and love the county. I’m a Regional Sales Manager, Volunteer, Advocate, Activist, Ally & Mother. They all lend to my strengths to get it done without excuses.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Rowan-Salisbury Association of Educators and NCAE
Vocational Education: Allocating funding through public/private partnerships to implement programs allowing all students the opportunity to receive a trade/vocation certification upon graduation providing more employment opportunities. Crime: Develop strategies addressing Crime which assists in promoting economic development in our county.
Implement a minority housing initiative, in conjunction with “Poverty to Promise,” leveraging Public/Private, State & Federal partnerships to address Affordable Housing. Work with Banks & Non-profits to ensure they know about funding opportunities for low-income housing projects.
I would like to implement “Poverty to Promise;” An initiative to reduce and/or eliminate generational curses of poverty by pairing applicants to companies providing training and employment opportunities.
I understand our sheriff’s department’s positively dealing with this issue on a case by case basis. I will have to research comparing our treatment to other counties around the state.
Sheriff Auten & his department are accessible & accountable. Change can come by working with municipalities to have more community presence, meetings & conversations to build better rapport with the community.
Experience (35 words max) I am a Salisbury native. I am a mother of 5 handsome and beautiful children. I am a past candidate for Salisbury City Council. I have been in politics for a few years now.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Dennis Wilks, owner of JO Wilks & Son Home Improvements
Public Safety, Education, Clean/Safe Water & Fair Housing; Solutions: Economic developmental program to benefit all people, financial literacy education, bringing more businesses with incentives, offering training. Clean/Safe & Affordable Water- Work with Mayors. Education- Work closely with Rowan County Salisbury Schools.
Financial Literacy First Time Buyer Program-using vacant houses for first time buyer program; Homeowner Credit Repair Program-fico score/fiscal accountability; Preserving, Protecting, and Expanding-this program would protect our seniors/veterans; Home Investment Partnership Program
Financial literacy education - available as early as middle school, more training. Student input on jobs. Offering incentives to business owners, employee benefits & hourly raises. Better jobs for veterans and felons.
I think that that our County needs to focus on how to build, serve, and maintain community relationships. County help legal immigrants get their illegal immigrant family members registered properly.
I will ensure that the SD has policies that build trust and show legitimacy with all communities. Ensuring efforts to convey information to media serving non-English speaking populations.