New endorsements : NC Asian Americans Together & Michelle Muir (See endorsemetn tab
I will work to be the change you want to see! You know, many color options came my way when choosing a campaign logo, but I went with red, white and blue because it runs through my veins. And my DNA—well, that is of a servant’s heart. Community involvement is a priority for me--always has been and always will be.
I believe I differ from the other candidates because I am not a politician; I am your customer service agent and I believe the community is worth more than it is getting. I remember customer service; do you? Unfortunately, customer service and satisfaction has become almost an extinct species in our world today. I want to change that! I think of you as a customer, not just a voter, and I want to guarantee a complete customer service experience.
In addition to utilizing common sense solutions and working with people on all sides of an issue, my skill sets coincide with the promise that is Cary.
I am bringing a fresh, crisp, renewed energy and a voter’s (not a politician’s) insight as to what is important to this community. Yet, I have the experience to respect the tried and true. My 100-days-in-office agenda is your agenda.
District C is my focus, but I plan to be a council member who accomplishes stunning success for ALL of Cary! Just as my opponents, there are some common concerns to address when looking at the fabric of Cary including: the issues I hear most from folks, which are very simple, basic human rights—they want a family friendly, environmentally happy, diversity accommodating, affordable housing, safe, unencumbered existence free of, what I call “over”…meaning no “over”-development, no “over”-taxing, no “over”-crowded schools, no going “over” budgets, etc.
Yes, I have a strong platform, (Learn more at the Issues Tab) but I want “my” platform to be “YOUR” platform. I want to ask you: Does the reason you moved to Cary still exist today? Is it still charming, family friendly, environmentally sound, and full of opportunities? If you answer, yes, that is great…but if you have areas of concern, I am the candidate who addresses them and I want to hear from you. In areas that are not within the purview of the town council, I will be part of the discussion and act as a connecter. I will not let you down!
Kind, Smart, Courageous Leadership
Mary has worked in the corporate arena having served as president and was regional director for one of the largest private, non-profit social service agencies in the Midwest.
Her executive leadership will bring ongoing innovation, expertise & efficiency to our town council. Mary has critical management skills, supervising operations, budgets, and strong, successful strategies. Mary has an appetite for scouring productive advancements, fiscal responsibility, and team leaders. Some of her leadership qualities include:
Mary is a writer, author, and a podcaster. Mary has written several columns including From Soup to Nuts, Fifty & Fabulous, and Boomer-ang and has interviewed Colin Powell, Maya Angelou, and celebrities attending the Emmy’s red carpet.
She also acted as contributing editor for the Cary book, The Pink House by Sheila Ogle, and as a contributor for Indelible Echo-Hometown Memories’ Elegant Tarpaper Shack Anthology- Archived in Davis Library, UNC Chapel Hill.
Mary has spent her life serving our community. She is a former Wake County Public Schools Substitute Teacher and has volunteered for non-profit organizations building strategic relationships with partner organizations, policymakers, and the media in order to deliver more services to the community.
Mary is the founder of Spare Some Change, which helps the homeless and hurricane recovery efforts. During the pandemic, the organization coordinated a multi-group effort to reduce the food shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Giving back is a priority for Mary. She has an extensive record of working with local community and national organizations including:
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