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McDowell County Commissioner

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  • Paula Swepson Avery
    (Dem)

  • Tony G Brown
    (Rep)

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    Michelle Wilson Price
    (Dem)

  • Brenda Vaughn
    (Rep)

  • David Nelson Walker
    (Rep)

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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)

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Experience (35 words max) 20 years experience working with government, nonprofits and businesses in North Carolina
Long Range Planning. Expand and Improve resident services - including health, building, education, housing, environment, recreation, agriculture, safety Improve our schools- both academic and athletic programs in addition to improving our facilities.
Develop public/private partnerships to build new housing, community planning, renovate the factories and buildings that are abandoned into mixed use complexes.
We need to focus on attracting more diverse businesses such as outdoor gear industry, technology, renewable energy, cyber security. Offer more incentives for small businesses to grow & for others to relocate here.
I would need to investigate this issue further before taking a stance. However, we should treat everyone with respect and dignity regardless of where they come from. Treat all the way we would want to be treated.
Become more familiar with the current practices, any claims of wrong doing should be fully investigated by an outside agency. We need to help our citizens not lock them up.
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