4 Pizzas

We recently rolled out this video to explain that it would only cost the average Wake County taxpayer $60 a year to give our teachers a raise in pay. That’s about the cost of 4 pizzas. One local television station even showed a clip of the video on a nightly newscast this week. The issue could not be more important. This year alone, we have lost over 6

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Would you trade 4 pizzas to give teachers a better salary?

Check out www.4pizzas.org I hope this site will get us all talking about a crucial issue to the future of Wake County: our schools. Just this year, we have lost more than 600 teachers. That's a staggering increase over the normal year. Why are teachers leaving? Because they feel underappreciated, overburdened, and let's face it, underpaid. Teachers are professionals. And we need to pay them like professionals. Right now, we aren't doing that, and teachers a

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Leadership

Whether it's business climate, value in higher education. quality of life, or growth, we are blessed here in Wake County to be at the top of nearly all the rankings. Our community has grown and thrived over the past 25 years because we have had forward thinking community leaders and public officials at the state and local levels. Unfortunately, in recent years, we have seen how hyper-partisan elected officials who are hostile to progress can put our future in jeopardy. Our position at the top of all the rankings in the years to come is not guaranteed. We need leaders who plan today for the

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Big Wheels

I have been amazed by the warm support I have received since I first announced my candidacy for Wake County Board of Commissioners. The response leading up to our Campaign Kickoff has been wonderful, and I hope you can join us. You might have seen my opponent has also announced his first fundraiser. He has already rolled out the Big Wheel - Senator Richard Burr. So, he's got a U.S. Senator, and I've got you. I like my odds. This week is a very important week for our campaign. Our first campaign finance report deadline is Friday, and we will have to publicly show the dollars we have r

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