Bedford for commissioner
If education is the most important issue to you in the county election, then Jamezetta is your candidate for Orange County commissioner in District 1. As a Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board member for 12 years, Jamezetta has the most experience and proven commitment to our schools. The assault on public education is still underway, and we need Jamezetta's expertise and leadership on the county level.
Jamezetta Bedford also has my vote because she understands budgets and the needs of businesses as a practicing CPA. We need thriving local businesses to fund schools, affordable housing, mental health, senior and disability services. Jamezetta has the professional credentials to analyze our spending and use long-term forecasting to get the most out of our tax dollars.
I have known Jamezetta for over a decade and I trust her integrity and vision for our county. She is a hard working board member who listens, collaborates and makes thoughtful and transparent decisions. Jamezetta has the education and financial expertise, leadership skills, good heart and great mind to make her my choice for county commissioner.
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Hauser for commissioner
I enthusiastically support Bonnie Hauser for Orange County commissioner from District 2. I have watched Bonnie work tirelessly – with both Justice United and also Orange County Voice – in support of equitable treatment of communities throughout the county.
Bonnie is in this race for all the right reasons. In all of her work, her central concern is making sure everyone is treated fairly and county funds are spent wisely. For example after years of complacency from the county, Bonnie helped advocate for affordable sewer rates in Efland, closing the landfill, and bringing water and sewer service for Rogers Road residents. She recognizes that the towns and the county need to work together to find long-term solutions that are just and affordable.
Bonnie’s ability to think through complex problems and work with others to find solutions, and then advocate effectively to make those solutions happen, is a rare combination of skills. Those skills are paired with a heart that is always in the right place and energy that is unflagging. I believe as commissioner, Bonnie will help bring Orange County to a better future.
Hughes for commissioner
Sometimes you meet someone and you instantly know they are a winner. This happened to me when I met Matt Hughes three years ago. Matt is an incredibly accomplished and insightful young man who is running for county commissioner in Orange County. He is an excellent candidate for the job.
Matt Hughes is forward thinking and will lead Orange County into a new era. He has shown his leadership abilities as the chair of the Orange County Democratic Party as well as his continued involvement the N.C. Democratic Party.
Matt supports affordable housing, sustainable economic development and a strong public school system for all in Orange County. He is a relationship builder and this is the kind of person we need in this position. To all in Orange County I want to say: Please vote for Matt Hughes for Orange County commissioner on March 15. He has my support.
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