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Wake County Commission: Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan
Party: Republican
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Age: 61
Occupation: Financial Advisor
City: Knightdale
Incumbent: Yes, first elected in 2002
Do you support the half-cent sales tax for public transit and why or why not? The current draft transit plan, I do not support. It’s my understanding that Triangle Transit is revamping the transit plan. There’s clearly a difference of opinion between the plan and some of the advocates as well as the business community - the Regional Transportation Alliance - on whether the effort is toward light rail or toward bus rapid transit. The methodology there is significant. Continue Reading →

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NC Senate District 15: Jim Fulghum

Jim Fulghum
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Age: 69
Occupation: Neurosurgeon
City: RaleighWhat do you think about the ongoing discussions over turning the Dix property into a park and how would you help resolve the issue? The mental health purpose of the property has been somewhat replaced by, in Wake County, the Wakebrook facility, now serving as both a triage and also an acute care facility and an evaluation facility, which has greatly relieved some of the pressure that exists locally on the need for hospital beds and also relieving some of the emergency room parking that was going on with people with mental health issues actually being houses in emergency rooms awaiting bed placements. That relief of the problem in regard to closing Dix in Wake County has been somewhat lessened. I’m still listening to the lease discussions although they are essentially being held in private, they are ongoing and it will be a matter of the best use of the land, the buildings for the most part are not up to any hospital standards and a great deal of money would be required to get them back to the standard from the standpoint of hospital use. I had hoped at one time that might be possible, but I don’t see that as likely at this point. Continue Reading →

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Wake County Commission: Fred Puryear

Fred Puryear
Republican
Age: 42
Occupation: Firefighter in Wilson
Town: KnightdaleDo you support the half-cent sales tax for public transit and why or why not? I do not support it and the reason being at the current time, transportation falls under state DOT and it falls to cities and towns as far as maintaining roads. The county does not own any roads at the present time that I’m aware of. It’s not in their scope. Do you support letting the tax go to a referendum? Continue Reading →

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NC Senate District 15: Apryl Major

Apryl Major
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Age: 54
Occupation: Quality Engineering Manager, UTC Aerospace Systems
City: RaleighWhat do you think about the ongoing discussions about turning the Dix property into a park and how would you help resolve the issue? I have been here for four years and I know that property has a great deal of emotional value to the city. I don’t know if I completely understand it. I’m always advocating for parks. I love parks, but at the same time, it seems to be an awfully large space that only serves the purpose of being a park. Continue Reading →

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