Davidson County, NC Democrats

Davidson County Early Voting Locations and Candidates Information May 26 – June 4, 2016

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One-Stop Early Voting Locations for June 7, 2016 Congressional Primary 

One-Stop Early Voting will be offered at the following locations and times:

BOARD OF ELECTIONS 945 N Main Street, Suite A Lexington, NC 27292 Monday through Friday Dates: May 26 – June 3, 2016 Times: 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday Date: June 4, 2016 Times: 8 AM – 1 PM

THOMASVILLE LIBRARY 14 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC 27360 Monday through Friday Dates: May 26- June 3, 2016 Times: 9:30 AM – 5 PM *** Thomasville Library will be closed on Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016*** Saturday Date: June 4, 2016 Times: 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Democratic Candidates Information for the 13th Congressional District Primary

Democratic candidates for the 13th Congressional District received a short survey to provide information about themselves and their campaigns. The following is a snapshot outlining what they hope to accomplish, if elected.

Name: Adam Ward CokerAge: 38. Residence:Greensboro. Occupation: Owner and operator of The Good Light.Website: www.cokerforhouse.com. Political Experience:None. Top Three Issues: Mental health reform; education; and strengthening the middle class.

Statement: “I am sick and tired of seeing far-right legislators dismantle our education system, ignore our seniors and veterans, discriminate against the LGBT community and burden the middle class. I want to fight for true, progressive values such as expanding Medicare, increasing teacher pay, mental health reform, ending mass incarceration, strengthening Social Security, investing in renewable energy, standing up for veterans, investing in jobs and infrastructure, ending discrimination of any form and protecting our middle class.”

Name: Bruce Davis. Age: 59. Residence: High Point.Occupation: owner of Kid Appeal Learning Center. Website:www.brucefornc.com. Political Experience: not provided. Top Three Issues: not provided.

Statement: The requested survey was not returned, so no information was available

Name: Mazie FergusonAge: 71. Residence: Greensboro. Occupation: Author, retired attorney, pastor.,

Website: www.mazieferguson.comPolitical Experience: Administrative assistant to S.C. Legislative Black Caucus; S.C. State Commissions Foster Care Review and state Genetics Commission; N.C. U.S. Civil Rights Commission and Democratic National Convention — 1984 and 1988. Top Three Issues: Increasing the minimum wage; extension of Social Security eligibility; and free college education.

Statement: “These are times when strong advocacy for democracy is critical. In the 13th District race, we have five excellent candidates, each of whose service would be great for a certain political environment. For example, a military background would be best for times of war and following orders. This is not such a time. In the words of Dickens, these are the times that try men’s souls. In these times, we need a strong voice and a proven advocate for the best of who we are. I am that advocate. I will continue to work tirelessly for the rights of the workers.”

Name: Kevin GriffinAge: 44. Residence: Durham. Occupation:Owner of Staffing, Recruiting and Placement Co. Website: www.gowithgriffin.orgPolitical Experience: None. Top Three Issues: Jobs; economic growth; and veterans affairs.

Statement: “It’s time for a change. It’s time to return the ideals of integrity, honesty, cooperation and diligence to Congress. I am a new opportunity; a new voice, with new ideas and approaches to solving our problems. In my life and work, I have proven my ability to lead through good times and bad, to create collaboration and a common focus on solving the problems my teams and I have faced. I have learned, grown and developed skills that have made me successful. I believe that putting those skills to work in Washington will give me the ability to create the best future for the people of North Carolina.”

Name: Bob IsnerAge: 64. Residence: Greensboro. Occupation: Owner of Greensboro Contracting Corp.

Website: www.bobisnerforcongress.comPolitical Experience: None. Top Three Issues:  Job growth; solutions, not ideology; and government and business working together.

Statement: “My entire development efforts have been in downtown Greensboro. I have developed South side Neighborhood, which is a traditional neighborhood built in an abandoned portion of downtown Greensboro. It was the winner of EPA and Sierra Club Projects of the Year for smart growth. The City View Apartments was built in an abandoned industrial and warehouse district. It was first apartment community, of 450 units, built in downtown since the 1980s. The Deep Root Market is a full-service grocery store in downtown, critical for a downtown to be sustainable. Currently I am developing Union Square Campus on a reclaimed parcel in downtown, the first component being constructed with be an advanced nursing education facility. This is what I have done. My actions are stronger than words.”

-Compliments of The Dispatch of Lexington, NC

**NC Voters be reminded, you must show acceptable Photo ID at the Polls**