April 19, 2022
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Jeff Nieman’s priorities include valuing treatment and rehabilitation for victimless drug crimes, reducing mass incarceration, utilizing community support resources to implement diversion from court adjudication where appropriate, and reviewing old cases in which onerous penalties may have been imposed. He is committed to having all staff be required to receive training on equity issues and to improve overall staff diversity.
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Mark Chilton was elected in 2014, and discovered that that thousands of documents containing records of slavery in Orange County had never been compiled into an accessible database. He created the Slave Records Project, a resource that has brought to light a large and important part of our local history. He has increased the electronic recording of documents from 40% when he took office to 90% today, and he has made translation services available for over 200 languages.
NC HOUSE DISTRICT 56
Jonah Garson and Allen Buansi are both outstanding Progressive candidates who would represent and serve this district well.
NC HOUSE DISTRICT 50
Renee Price, in her years on the Board of County Commissioners, has worked on rural broadband, affordable housing, and support for education. Her top priorities include her commitment to voting rights and racial justice.
ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
School Board elections have grown in visibility and importance as forces on the right have been fighting for censorship and book-banning, against equity, gender identity, and honest history, and denying public health and scientific evidence. PDOC endorses Sarah Smylie and Ashley Wheeler to join Progressive Board Members Carrie Doyle and Jennifer Moore.
CARRBORO TOWN COUNCIL
Eliazar Posada is a community organizer and activist who is on the front lines , fighting for racial and economic justice.
PDOC is a chapter of the Progressive Caucus of the NC Democratic Party
and an auxiliary of the Orange County Democratic Party.