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Cindy Sinkez

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Cindy Sinkez

Wake County Commissioner 

 District 3 Candidate 

Cindy@CindySinkez.com

(919) 438-2661

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Meet Cindy

Three words used to describe me are: Empathetic, Compassionate, and Determined. These three words describe who I am and how I work.  With a passion for Education, Transportation, and Business, I have both the skill set and background necessary to represent the people of District 3.  As an upbeat, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills, I envision an exciting future for Wake County.

Over 20 years ago, my husband Gordon and I decided that we wanted to find a place to call home. We had both worked at CSX and we had moved with the company to several different states. We were ready to find a place to raise our children. Gordon landed a job in Cary and we followed him here.  In the 20 years we have called Cary our home and raised our 3 children, we have been active in our community and our church. My three children all graduated from Panther Creek High School. My daughter graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, one of my sons graduated from Wake Tech, and the other graduated from University of South Carolina and is currently a graduate student there.

I am an advocate for good public schools, a proud mother and now gram to my darling granddaughter, a loving wife, and a champion for passing the ERA. I've been a very active volunteer in the Democratic Party, a dedicated PTA leader, and a staunch Band Booster, as well as a percussionist in The Cary Town Band. As you've already learned, I was an IT professional for a Fortune 500 company in the transportation sector. I've also worked with and for various nonprofits, chairing several boards and consulting for several startups.

I'll say the things that need to be heard and fight for what is right. Above all, I believe in people. 

For me, this campaign for Wake County Commissioner is about each of us growing and thriving together in a community where we're proud to call home.  I'm confident I'm the best candidate to help you invest in the promise of our collective whole through nurturing and tending to the parts that make us whole—from ensuring great public schools which support both our teachers and our students, to designing and funding public transit that is accessible and affordable and reliable, to enhancing veterans services, to protecting our environmental services and natural resources including our special agricultural spaces. The use of a shade tree in my campaign logo has significance. There is this really beautiful quote attributed to a man named Nelson Henderson that embodies the type of leader I promise to be.  He said, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”  This election is about more than just whatever we will accomplish together in one term; it’s about creating a legacy of thoughtful policy and progress that will endure for generations.

This site will be updated frequently and I hope you'll come back to learn more the closer we get to Election Day.

 

Issues

Invest in Education
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Strengthen Public Transportation
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Fight for Our Environment
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Expand Support for Veterans
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Invest in Education

As a mom of 3 Wake County public school graduates and gram to one delightful granddaughter, public education has been my passion for years.  I was the first PTSA President at Mills Park Middle school, home room mom multiple years, Band Boosters President, fundraising chair, etc.  I believe that our teachers deserve the respect that comes with proper pay, supplies, and support. One of my children is a graduate of Wake Tech.  I am strong supporter of Wake Tech and early education. I believe that education should be the catalyst for a bright future. 

Strengthen Public Transportation

I was an IT professional for a Fortune 500 transportation company.  While working for CSX, I held several different positions. I was always being tasked to talk to the customers. My boss understood that I had a knack for relating to people and finding creative solutions to real world problems.  Public transportation is more than a ride: it is accessibility to the world beyond our own front door.  The keys to public transportation are accessibility including affordability, reliability, and ease of use. 

Fight for our Environment

Protecting the environment through parks, open space, and agricultural lands needs to continue to be a priority in the county. Ensuring clean air and drinking water is the bare minimum. The health of our residents is dependent upon development decisions being made now. I will make certain that all future projects make use of renewable energy, by being equipped for solar power on physical buildings, and make certain that the County follows the proposed goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030. My personal goal would be to meet this ultimate benchmark sooner. We only have one beautiful, precious Earth; there is no Planet B. 

Support for our Veterans

I would like to work with Commissioner Adamson on expanding the number of representatives the County has to assist our veterans.  They have made many sacrifices for all of us. We need to make sure they have access to the services they need and deserve. 

To learn more about where Cindy stands on the issues, please check out these online candidate voter guides:

INDY Week Candidate Questionnaire:   Visit Questionnaire or visit their endorsement of Cindy.

League of Women Voters, Vote 411:   Visit Voter Guide

NC Democratic Party Candidate Tool:   Visit Voter Tool

WRAL Voter Guide:   Visit Voter Guide

News & Observer Candidate Questionnaires:   Visit Questionnaire

 

Get involved:

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Make a contribution to the Campaign:

The easiest way to contribute is to donate online via our secure contribution processor ActBlue. Click the image to the right to visit Cindy's ActBlue page.

You may also contribute via a personal check made out to "Cindy Sinkez Committee." The contribution limit is $5600 per person per election. Please print out and complete a contribution form and mail it along with your check to:

The Cindy Sinkez Committee

304 Joliesse Lane

Cary, NC 27519

 

Voting:

Cindy is running for the District 3 seat on the Wake County Board of Commissioners in the Democratic Primary. The race is countywide, so she'll be on your ballot no matter where you call home in Wake County. 

She's been endorsed by INDY Week, the Progressive Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic PartyWake County Voter Education Coalition, Former Wake County Commissioner Erv Portman, and Former Wake County Commissioner John Burns, along with others in our community. She also signed the No Toxic Money NC Pledge and the Pro-Truth Pledge.

Early Voting begins Thursday, April 28th in Wake County and runs through May 14th. Eligible individuals may register and vote during the Early Voting period. As a reminder, Primary Election Day is May 17th.

Learn more about voting sites and registering to vote at Early Voting here:   https://wakevotesearly.com/

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