Why I'm Running

Education is my passion and calling. Using my voice to affect change, to stand up for those who are often silenced, and to fight for equality for all is my mission. In my candidacy for District 4 County Commissioner, I take on the challenge of expanding my fight! Since 2012 North Carolina educators have faced a systematic dismantling of public education. Our schools have been underfunded; our tax dollars have been rerouted to unregulated, for-profit charter schools. We are starving public schools and then blaming them for not succeeding. Bus Drivers in our district recently planned a walkout because they are severely underpaid for the important work they do each day. Our buildings are crumbling, literally. Students must endure harsh learning conditions, which impede their progress and academic achievement. Education must be a priority! It is the backbone of a strong society and a strong economy. Yet, in our community we have not adequately invested in public education. The people of our community should not have to fight so hard for the bare minimum in life. I have realized that I cannot wait any longer for our leaders to invest in public education, our children and our community. Instead, I must lead this fight myself! 


I am excited for the opportunity to be your Guilford County Commissioner and to use my voice to build a community where all are welcomed and included, where every voice is valued, and where we build strong families and community through the building of strong public schools. It is time for change, and I would love your support in building the community we all want, and we all deserve. 



When families are thriving, our community is at its best. Families deserve access to the resources they need to thrive. This means earning a living wage, having access to healthcare and early childhood education, and improved public transportation.



Long-term underfunding of our public schools has left Guilford County students with crumbling schools and difficult learning conditions. I support a bond referendum to address our crumbling school infrastructure.



Our people are the backbone of our community. Building a safe community is essential to building a strong community. I stand against gang and gun violence, and support measures to create a safer community.



Paid By: The committee to elect Mary Beth