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    Charles Evans
    (Dem)

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    Larry Lancaster
    (Dem)

  • Ralph Molina
    (Rep)

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    Ron Ross
    (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) U.S. Army veteran (Honorably Discharged); Fayetteville City Councilman 2005-2009; Cumberland County Commissioner 2010-2018
Fairness in local government; Clean drinking water; Comprehensive plan to address homelessness
Establish housing trust funds, ensures long-term flexible funding for affordable housing and housing services. Enabling/encouraging inclusionary zoning and transit-oriented development.
A workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment, where employment decisions are based on merit and where people have the chance to perform to their maximum potential.
This is not a current issue in our community and my focus has been on other pressing concerns such as joblessness, the homeless, and transparency and fairness in local government.
Access to personnel misconduct files. Access to records of settlements and judgments in cases of police misconduct. Oppose gag orders imposed on citizens who settle complaints with law enforcement.
Experience (35 words max) Currently serving as Chairman of Cumberland County Commissioners. Over 20 years of public service.
Swift action to get safe water to the residents of Cumberland County and Cape Fear River basin whose water supplies have been contaminated. Embrace challenges of Opioids thru Opioid Response Team. Continue to provide a consistent school funding formula.
Realizing housing is a basic right. Providing decent, safe and affordable housing. Promote self-sufficiency, personal growth, neighborhood revitalization. Maximizing our resources, ensuring fiscal responsibility.
Strive for business friendly environment with extensive resources, developing pool of skilled, disciplined workers. Policies that promote an outstanding quality of life .Action plans to ensure equal opportunities.
Cooperation with federal immigration enforcement saves taxpayers money and is essential to thwarting national security threats. Federal law contemplates and encourages cooperation from local authorities.
Promote interaction with members of the community, creating a culture of integrity to build trust and legitimacy .Holding officers responsible for effectively delivering basic services and maintaining order.
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Experience (35 words max) 50 years with Boys & Girls Club (50 years - Financial management & working with youth)
Better paying jobs (this will create a decent standard of living), lowering property taxes, increase funding for our schools.
Income is the primary factor, not price & availability that determine housing affordability (better paying jobs).
Less red tape, and companies that have a history of equal employment opportunities.
Until Congress changes the immigration law, the law has to be enforced.
All county departments should have transparency & accountability to the people they serve.