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 my Community, Education, Transportation, and Business, I continue to be a champion for our community. 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. Our 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 the 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 dedicated PTA leader, a staunch Band Booster, and an active community member, 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.
When I ran for Wake County Commissioner my focus was and still is about each of us growing and thriving together in a community that we're proud to call home. I recently attended a non-profit event where I worked on introducing non-profit professionals with similar interests so they could work together. I believe when we support non-profits, we support our community. I know that when investing in the promise of our collective whole through nurturing and tending to the parts that make us whole, you build a strong community. This equates to ensuring great public schools which support both our teachers and our students, designing and funding public transit that is accessible and affordable, reliable, 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 is something I feel very strongly about. Life is about creating a legacy of thoughtful policy and progress that will endure for generations.
Invest in Education
Strengthen Public Transportation
Fight for Our Environment
Expand Support for Veterans
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:
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
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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 Party, Wake 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/