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    Thomas E. (Tom) Blanton
    (Dem)

  • Brian K. Foster
    (Dem)

  • Mike LaBrose
    (Rep)

  • Donnie Potter
    (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)

Experience (35 words max) Former United Methodist minister, adjunct professor of religion, 22-year resident of Caldwell County.
Economic development: better jobs for workers and support for local entrepreneurs.

Education: support for teachers to have what they need to get students ready for 21st. Century jobs.

Clean environment: cleaning up superfund sites and brining in clean energy
Build more affordable houses and middle class housing. Encourage building trades education at the community college.
First, county government hiring should be sensitive to the need for diversity in the county staff. Also, encourage businesses and industries which are known to employ diverse work forces and pay good wages.
Immigration is a matter for the federal government to work toward. The county has no role in immigration enforcement. Immigrants enrich our society, and I do not wish to support the Republican administration’s racis
There is a need for transparency in the county government in all departments. I want to use my position on the Board of Commissioners to push for openness and accountability in county law enforcement.
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