WE CAN

WE WILL

OUR FUTURE

DEPENDS ON IT

 

TOP PRIORITIES

Economic Development

I support tax increment financing to help with economic 

development in downtown High Point and surrounding areas around the county.

Public Transportation

  • Expand the hours 

  • Increase the amount of routes

Poverty

Decreasing poverty is a complex issue we must tackle from multiple angles. My plan is to invest in education, transportation and our people.

  • A livable wage for our county employees

Fiscal Responsibility

As a former financial advisor, I know how to get the most out of every dollar. My goal is to cut taxes when possible and to only raise taxes when necessary

Education

  • Our schools have over $1 Billion in infrastructure needs. We must put a bond on the ballot to tackle this issue. 

  • Every school employee should earn a livable wage

  • Fund after school transportation so all students have the ability to participate in tutoring and after school activities. 

Transparency

One thing I have heard from many people in the community is that they want more transparency. I'll always be willing to answer the tough questions and attend meetings that some of our current elected officials have been dodging. I plan to keep my constituents informed regularly though social media. I also think a great idea that would have little to no cost would be to live stream the public meetings on facebook so those who can not be there physically at the meetings, can still stay informed. 

Women and Minority Businesses

Women and Minority owned businesses only received 5% of county contracts. We must address this issue and provide equity to these demographics. In my first month I will meet with the MWBE coordinator and those who award contracts to find out why this is occurring. My goal is to see that number tripled by the end of 2021. 

 

WHY AM I

RUNNING?

The issues that exist today are the same issues that have existed since I was a child growing up in Guilford County (Gun violence, drug  overdoses, under funded schools, and a lack of jobs that pay a livable wage.)  These issues have all affected me personally at one point or another, but it was the events of December 3, 2018 that made me say, "enough is enough" and commit to running for office. That was the day that the school I was teaching at almost made national headlines for being the next school shooting.  

https://greensboro.com/news/crime/armed-man-at-smith-high-school-had-a-hit-list-according-to-arrest-warrants/article_b9923aa7-4d5e-5744-8eb5-5afae4f89118.html

 

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(336) 870-7217 | james@electupchurch.com | P.O. Box 16061 High Point, NC 27261