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Wake County Commissioner (District 2)

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    Matt Calabria
    (Dem)

  • Frann L. Sarpolus
    (Rep)

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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)

Experience (35 words max) Incumbent Wake County Commissioner; Wake County attorney; Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Leadership Council member; Alice Aycock Poe Center board member; UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and Duke Law alumnus; volunteer with various local nonprofits
3 favorite endorsements for this election Sierra Club, Equality NC, Triangle Labor Council
Wake County should (1) increase its support for public education, (2) improve housing affordability, and (3) build an economy that works for everyone, which in turn includes prioritizing transportation, worker training, and forward-thinking development.
We should increase our affordable housing stock, enact appropriate planning and zoning ordinances, open a dedicated women’s shelter, and complete our plan to eliminate veteran homelessness in 3 years.
Wake County must expand opportunities for working families to be upwardly mobile, revitalize economically underprivileged areas, invest in our quality of life, and create jobs across the economic spectrum.
Almost all immigration policy is set by the federal government, the state, and the sheriff, but Wake County should ensure that we are a welcoming place that fosters diversity and harmony.
Wake County can improve transparency and accountability by maintaining robust accounting oversight, facilitating more training, implementing anti-fraud protections, and evaluating key practices each budget cycle.
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