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Henderson County Board of Commissioners (District 1)

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    Michael Edney
    (Rep)

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    Patricia (Pat) Sheley
    (Dem)

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Biographical Information

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

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

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

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

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

Experience (35 words max) Lifelong resident of Henderson County, actively involved in the community since returning from law school in 1985.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Lisa, Mitch and Megan (my family)
1) Continued support of emergency service and schools. 2) Planning for and managing growth, with focus on infrastructure. 3) Economic development to encourage quality jobs.
Expansion of necessary utilities into all areas of the County to promote development which will not over burden roads and schools.
Continued use of economic incentives to encourage investment, creating above average wage jobs.
Immigration is a Federal issue. I do not support expending County tax dollars without 100% reimbursement.
The Sheriff is a Constitutionally created officer who is answerable directly to the voters. I will provide the Sheriff with such funding as is appropriate to carry out his duties.
Experience (35 words max) As a nurse, I utilized subjective and objective information to make an assessment of a situation and develop a plan. I will utilize the same skills as a Commissioner.
Safe and well-maintained schools throughout Henderson county; Address the opioid crisis urgently and proactively with compassion; Preserve the natural character of Henderson County, its agricultural heritage and quality of life
The county should partner with Habitat for Humanity to build houses on land that the county owns. County should apply for State and Federal Grant funds that would provide affordable housing.

Encourage current and future businesses to partner with BRCC to provide training for job skills that are needed for their vacant positions.
Since this is a Voluntary Program, I would encourage the Sheriff to evaluate the need in Henderson County. I am not for separating families. Nor wasting taxpayer monies to participate in enforcement.
Open dialogue with the Sheriff, Monthly reviews of crime reports and conditions in the jail. I personally would tour the jail and make contact with the department's staff. Would encourage community outreach program