Representatives of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association interviewed candidates for the offices of High Point mayor and city council and based on those interviews feel that the following candidates would be the best for the future development of High Point:
At-Large (two seats) – Latimer Alexander and Britt Moore
Ward 1 – Jeff Golden
Ward 2 – Jerry Mingo
Ward 3 – Alyce Hill
Ward 4 – Jay Wagner
Ward 5 – Jim Davis
Ward 6 – Jason Ewing
It’s important to point out that our representatives considered candidates from an overall leadership and economic development standpoint, and not exclusively from an apartment industry standpoint. Our representatives feel that High Point is at a critical juncture; it’s coming out of a two year period during which the mayor faced legal problems that eventually led to her resignation and thus the council experienced a leadership vacuum and an extended period during which much of the city council’s business was largely put on hold. At the same time the long-serving city manager is retiring and the newly elected council’s first job will be to identify and hire a new manager. Needless to say the decisions made over the next year will affect the city for years to come and so our representatives’ recommendations were made with that in mind.
Election day is November 4 and early voting begins October 23. Here is a link to the early voting schedule and locations, and here’s a link to a sample ballot. No matter who you decide to vote for what’s most important is that you make sure your voice counts, and the only way to do that is to vote so get out there and do it!