Hello, I am Elaine Powell. After 29 years of community service in Mecklenburg County, I'm stepping up as the Democratic candidate to continue my service as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner for District 1.
I will bring community voices to the decision-making process. I believe this is the core of our democracy and the responsibility of elected leaders. I take pride in asking challenging questions and listening to everyone's input, no matter their political party or background.
I've served thousands of hours for the past 29 years as a community volunteer in Mecklenburg County. Most recently, I served as the Chair of the Park & Recreation Commission until May 2018. It is essential to our democracy that elected leaders seek community input and use feedback in the decision-making process.
I am a champion of environmental stewardship, which is directly related to community health. People want to live in a county with clean air, water and soil, and nearby parks and greenways. We must protect our natural resources to preserve our quality of life now and for future generations.