Women Awake PAC
We support the election of progressive women in local communities across North Carolina
Women Awake PAC Announces Endorsed Candidates for the
2018 Wake County Commissioners Primary Election
Raleigh, NC – The Women Awake PAC is pleased to announce our Endorsed Candidates for the 2018 Wake County Commissioners Primary Election on May 8th.
Women Awake PAC 2018 Endorsed Candidates
Vickie Adamson – Vickieforwakecounty.com
Vickie is a candidate for District 7 of the Wake County Commission
Vickie Adamson is a North Carolina native, and she graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. Her 17-year professional career includes budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting for both Fortune 500 companies and smaller software firms.
Vickie changed her focus when her son entered the Wake County Public School System and has volunteered in the schools for 13 years. She has held multiple leadership positions in the PTA, which gave her first-hand opportunities to understand and serve the pressing needs of our public schools and community. Vickie is an advocate for providing teachers with the respect and salaries that they deserve as professional educators.
Vickie has seen the inadequacies of affordable housing programs in Wake County through her volunteer work resettling refugees. In addition, Vickie works with the Clothing Closet, Artsplosure, First Night Raleigh, AnimalKind and African American Dance Ensemble.
Lindy Brown – Electlindybrown.org
Lindy is a candidate for District 2 of the Wake County Commission
Lindy Brown previously served as a Wake County Commissioner from 2006 through 2010. During her tenure as Vice Chair/Acting Chair, she was known as, “The People’s County Commissioner.” She strongly advocated for and lead efforts to: increase library hours of operation, build the first high school in the Town of Rolesville, champion a new Sheriff Training Center, secure the Town of Garner’s 4th Fire Station on Spaceway Court, and promote “Workforce Housing” to all twelve municipalities.
Lindy has been a Raleigh resident since age 5. She earned her undergraduate degree from NC Central University and an MSW from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. As a Clinical Social Worker, she started her professional career in Mental Health at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. From there, Lindy worked for Wake County Human Services, and retired in 2013 as a supervisor at Murdock Adult Mental Health Facility in Butner, NC.
Lindy Brown has served Wake County in a variety of capacities for over 31 years, working tirelessly to make it a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Susan Evans – Evansforwake.com
Susan is a candidate for District 4 of the Wake County Commission
Susan Evans is a North Carolina native who grew up in Alamance County, where she attended public schools. She has lived in Wake County for over 30 years. As a first-generation college graduate, Susan earned a BS degree in Business Administration and Accounting at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Susan began her career as a CPA in audit services with Ernst & Young’s Raleigh office and later held accounting management positions with several locally owned businesses. A significant portion of her career was spent in the residential construction industry and for several years she co-owned a small general contracting firm.
Susan served on the Wake County Public School System Board of Education for 5 years, where she gained important experience on the Finance and Facilities Committees. Susan’s experience and perspective will enable her to build much-needed understanding and bridges between the WCPSS Board that is responsible for the planning and operations of Wake County’s school system, and the Wake County Board of Commissioners that is responsible for adequately funding the needs of that school system.
Jessica Holmes – Jessicaholmesnc.com
Jessica is the incumbent for District 3 of the Wake County Commission. She has no opposition.
Jessica Holmes is the current Chair of the Wake County Commissioners. She was elected to a one-year term as Chair by a unanimous vote of the seven-member board in December 2017, thereby becoming the fourth African-American woman, as well as the youngest Commissioner, to wield the gavel. In addition, she is currently the only woman serving on the board, and she has been a vocal advocate for affordable housing and public education.
Commissioner Holmes, who grew up in Pender County in Eastern North Carolina, is an education law attorney who received her undergraduate degree and her law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She serves on the Board of A Helping Hand and also serves as Chair of the Board of the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children.
What's At Stake
Politicians usually characterize every election as “the most important election of our lifetime.” It is not hyperbole to judge the current political reality and our Democracy in the United States as deeply flawed, at multiple levels.
Since Republicans took control of all three branches of the federal government and won majorities in many state legislatures around the country, they have pursued an extreme and regressive legislative agenda. EMILY’s List and other national groups operate to combat this, and to elect progressive women, at the federal level.