Wake County Commissioner District 3
Epidemiologist • Strategic and Change Leader •
Community Organizer and Advocate
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General Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For more information, click one of the buttons below.
Thank you so much for your support.
PLEASE STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Source: NC DHHS COVID-19 Response Website
As a trained Epidemiologist and Biostatistician, I worked in planning and crisis management during the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the H1N1/Avian Flu Pandemic. It is my commitment to you to protect Wake County from COVID-19 and improve our public health.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things as we stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.
The following actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating.
If you leave home, practice your Ws:
Wear, Wait, Wash
Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people
Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
ABSENTEE BY MAIL VOTING
Keeping our options open because we do not know what the COVID-19 Pandemic will look like on Election Day.
In the past few elections, we have reach record voter turnout. At many polling places, voters — particularly of color and from economically challenged communities — already wait in long lines to vote. During this COVID-19 pandemic, such lines would force citizens to choose between their health and their right to vote.
We must be able to have a fair and safe election in November. We do not know what the COVID-19 pandemic will look like in the fall. The United States has already seen what an election should not look like under pandemic conditions in Wisconsin and Georgia. There was a critical shortage of poll workers, reduced polling locations, and longer lines because of social distancing.
Having a “Vote by Mail” ballot does not mean it prohibits the choice of voting early or on Election Day. It does give you the choice to vote from home just in case you feel it is too dangerous to in person if the pandemic worsens.
Absentee by Mail Voting / Vote by Mail is an essential way for voters to stay safe while exercising their right to choose who governs them.
WHAT DOES A WAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DO?
The Wake County Board of Commissioners is the governing board for Wake County. It comprises of seven Wake County Commissioners, and it enacts policies such as:
- establishment of the property tax rate;
- regulation of land use and zoning outside municipal jurisdictions; and
- adoption of the annual budget, which largely includes Public Education, Human Services and Public Safety.
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WHY I AM RUNNING FOR WAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Wake County needs a District 3 representative who has
real-life experience that matches the priorities of Wake County
and ultimately will effect change.
My life, community and career experience has prepared me to be the best representative for you and Wake County.
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