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    Melissa D. Benfield
    (Dem)

  • Glenn P. Deal, Jr.
    (Dem)

  • Marty Pennell
    (Rep)

  • Ronnie L. Reese
    (Rep)

  • Larry Yoder
    (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) I buy and sell homes for clients. I have 11 years experience budgeting 35 managers in the 8th largest airline in the world.
Gender diversity on the commission as well as county growth and diversity in general.
Build and/or refurbish affordable housing. I would like to see some of our abandoned buildings restored into affordable housing.
Employers that promote diversity should be sought out and advocated for. Companies that pay a living wage and appreciate their employees should be aggressively recruited to Alexander County.
ICE needs a leader that keeps humanity in mind. When the county works with ICE and sees inhumane treatment, the county should set a better example than the current administration.
All dash cam footage will be released regardless of the circumstances. In controversial circumstances, the Sheriff's Department along with the commissioners should hold press briefings to keep the public informed.
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Experience (35 words max) Served on school board 8 yrs . I am the incumbent on the Commissioners board
Economic Development,Infrastructure,and maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Make we are not causing too many restrictions in building code that are adding cost to development.
We have new global co. in the county Borealis Compounds we were able to land by promoting our county and water ,sewer gas,and rail at our industrial park.
We should follow the law to insure everyone comes in the correct way.
By meeting with Sheriff and his staff regularly,and monitoring their budget.
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