About Me

I am a lifelong learner who will listen, try to find a win-win, but refuse to back down when necessary.

Why am I running?

I feel compelled to serve others. As an empty nester who has a lot of experience in different professional and volunteer capacities, I believe I have the knowledge, the drive, and the willingness to learn that is required to be an asset to my community. I believe I am the best candidate to work to ensure as many citizens as possible get the same advantages I have had.

I plan to advocate for practical local solutions to address our climate crisis, housing affordability challenges, and inequity in our community. I want to encourage work with private, public, and non-profit partners to significantly increase the capacity to build up the affordable housing stock in our Town limits while ensuring new builds and rehabs are built with the best environmentally-friendly and sustainable-energy building practices available. I know Cary can be a leader in reducing our carbon output through the adoption of clean energy and solar power if we prioritize the issue.

Plus, I will be proud to be a Councilperson supporting the adoption of Wake County’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance for the Town of Cary, and work to build better representation and equity for ALL of the citizens of Cary. Ya’ll means all.

I am proud of my track record of years of volunteer service to the community, and I would like the opportunity to help shape the municipal policy of Cary. I love this town, and I am proud to have called it home for most of the last 25 years. Cary is genuinely remarkable, but we can do better for more people.

Read my candidate questionnaires:

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Review my Endorsements

How I Spend My Time

Information Services Advisory Board Member

Democratic Precinct 04-11 Vice-Chair

Volunteer Guardian ad Litem, District 10 Judicial Branch

A proud mother of a kind and dynamic college freshman

Pertinent Experience

Product Marketing Manager
I am a full-time marketer, with over a decade of experience in IT, technology, and Healthcare – with a special focus on Behavioral and Mental Health.

Volunteer Guardian ad Litem, District 10 NC Judicial Branch
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained community member appointed by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children and youth petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services.

Basic training graduate and member of NC/Wake County Community Emergency Response Team [FEMA CERT] (Present)

Vice-Chair of Precinct 04-11 of the Democratic Party (Present)

Vice-Chair of Cary 150 Task Force in commemoration of Cary’s Sesquicentennial (2019-present)

Member, Town of Cary Information Services Advisory Board

Graduate, Cary School of Government [Cary 101]

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Gerontology from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. Then I moved to beautiful NC and I studied Zoology at North Carolina State University. And a few years ago I earned an ILM Level 3 Certificate Award in Leadership, Management and Coaching from Edinburgh College, UK.

Learn more at www.linkedin.com/in/carissaannjohnson/

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