I urge you to take advantage of early voting and cast your support for Holly Jones and Brownie Newman for County Commissioner (District 1). Both have worked hard in their years on City Council and the county commission to advocate for a healthier and more vibrant local community.
Whether it be on economic development, clean energy, farmland preservation, equal rights for all, or speaking out against Raleigh’s power grabs of our local authority, we can count on Holly and Brownie to be there for us all.
In just one small example, I witnessed firsthand how their support for using city Community Development Block Grant funds for Mountain BizWorks helped many small-business owners get the training and loan capital needed to get their businesses started.
I also believe that with experience on both the city and county levels they can find ways to build constructive partnerships between the city and county (Civic Center, water, etc.) so that we work together as we move forward.
I also really respect, in the midst of a demanding campaign season, they also find time to help other candidates they believe in (Drew Reisinger, Ellen Frost) and issues that need support (working to defeat Amendment One).
Holly and Brownie will work well as a team on behalf of their district. Please join me in voting for them.
— Greg Walker Wilson