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Wake County Commissioner (District 1)

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    Sig Hutchinson
    (Dem)

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    Greg Jones
    (Rep)

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    Tim Jowers
    (Lib)

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Biographical Information

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) For more than two decades, I have worked to make livable, healthy communities and improve the quality of life in Wake County leading six bond referendums for open space, parks, greenways, transportation and affordable housing.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Sierra Club; Equality NC
Education, Transportation and Jobs – During my tenure as Commissioner we have passed the highest teacher pay supplement in NC; a $2.3B transit plan to quadruple services; and more than 50,000 jobs have been created from businesses expanding and new employers.
The Commission has adopted a 20-Year Affordable Housing Plan. Next, we will work with the private sector and municipal partners on implementation and funding to meet the ever-increasing need.
The Commission passed the Wake County Living Wage ordinance and hired an economic development officer to support vulnerable communities. I work with Launch Raleigh, providing mentoring, education and capital access.
This is a federal law enforcement issue. The sheriff does deal with immigration issues at the detention center, but the County Commission does not have control over enforcement policies.
The sheriff is an elected office, not under Board of Commissioners’ oversight. The Office of Sheriff is responsible for its own budget, which is audited annually and subject to public review.
Experience (35 words max) Lifelong Farmer, Industrial Contractor serving Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. Served on various Advisory Boards.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Wake GOP, Sheriff Donnie Harrison, Congressman George Holding
First Priority will be to ensure that the taxpayers of Wake County are getting the best value for their hard earned tax dollars. I will look for ways to identify and eliminate wasteful spending in order to lower our current property tax rates.
More privatization, less government and red tape! Cut out wasteful spending on other issues.
Bring back Trade related educational training to our school system. Bring back and strengthen employer apprenticeship programs covering all types of job related task from administrative to high tech job task.
The county needs to follow and enforce all current Federal Laws and Guidelines in regards to immigration.
(transparency) All county departments are subject to audit and accountability has many roles in a department as large as the Sheriff's Department. Hard to answer in just 30 words!
Experience (35 words max) Tim Jowers represents Americans in East Wake County. He started delivering newspapers when he was 10 and has worked many places, including projects for governments, Fortune 100 companies, and many, many small companies.
Better Financial Management - represent interests of taxpayers. Foster business development - don't compete with businesses. Represent East Wake County - development, services, and fair allocation.
The county should foster growth in jobs and education. These are the essential ingredients to affording housing. Subsidizing apartment owners or capping rents do not improve housing affordability.
Ensure fair employment practices including conformance with work place safety and fair treatment of employees. Provide streamlined access to the legal system for victims.
The USA is a nation of immigrants. Does any more really need to be said? Immigration, including H1 visas, are a con job. Immigration should be easy.
The Sherriff's department faces tough work. I believe training and accountability ensure they perform as well as possible.