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:
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
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)
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/