NC Deep Dive

Staci Almquist: Running for the 4 Year Seat for the Holly Springs Board of Commissioners aka Town Council

September 27, 2023 Amanda Lunn
NC Deep Dive
Staci Almquist: Running for the 4 Year Seat for the Holly Springs Board of Commissioners aka Town Council
Show Notes Transcript

Have you ever wondered about the people who stand up to make your town a better place? This episode, we're throwing the spotlight on, Staci Almquist, who's vying for a seat on the Holly Springs Town Council. Since an in-person conversation with Staci could not be arranged, we've done a comprehensive review of her campaign website to give you a detailed understanding of her vision and focus areas. Education, traffic control, environmental issues, and recreation are the pillars of her campaign, and she promises to use her rich academic background and professional experience to tackle these challenges effectively.

Staci's campaign is about more than just her personal goals; it's about unity, community, and driving change together. With a passion for education and community development, she aims to foster a sense of togetherness and inclusivity. We also give you a snapshot of her competitors for the seat, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision in the upcoming elections. Remember, every single vote matters, and your participation can shape the future of Holly Springs. Listen in to get a clear understanding of Staci's commitment towards building a brighter, stronger town.

Website: Vote for Staci Almquist for Holly Springs Town Council
Email: staciforhollysprings@gmail.com
Campaign Finance Reports
Campaign Finance Reports for All Candidate Committees

Voter Information
--Register to Vote
--Voter Info (Designated Polling Places, Sample Ballots, Registration Status, Voting Jurisdiction, Verify Address and Party Affiliation)
--Election Information
 --Election Day Voting FAQs
 
--Absentee by Mail FAQs

Early Voting Locations
October 19th-November 4th
Wake County Board of Elections Office: 1200 N. New Hope Rd., Raleigh, 27610

October 28th-November 4th
 --Avery Street Recreation Center: 125 Avery St., Garner, 27529
--John M. Brown Community Center: 53 Hunter St., Apex, 27502

ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 7th from 6:30 AM to 7:30

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Now, let's dive in!

Amanda Benbow Lunn:

Hello friends, you are listening to the Holly Springs Deep Dive Podcast, soon to be called the NC Deep Dive. I am your host, Amanda Benbow Lunn, and this episode of our 2023 Candidate Segment will feature Staci Almquist. While Staci did schedule her candidate conversation, she ultimately ended up rescheduling it three times at the last minute. I was able to push back the deadline once to accommodate her emergency, but felt I could not do so again, as I wanted you to have adequate time to listen to the available podcast before early voting started and I had no guarantee it wouldn't happen again. I feel having as much information as possible as a voter is important, so I will simply be going over her website in case it is easier for you to take in the information this way. If you are short on time, you can easily get this information from her website, so feel free to skip this podcast if that's a better use of your time. Staci Almquist is running for the four year seat for the Board of Commissioners for Holly Springs, also known as Town Council. She will be running against Brian Dennis, Chris Deshazor, Danielle Hewetson and Jack Turnwald. You will be eligible to vote for up to two of these candidates for this seat on your ballot when you go to vote in the upcoming municipal election. Without further ado, friends, let's dive in. Staci's website is stacyalmquist. com, and she writes meet Staci Almquist, your advocate for progress and community growth. Staci Almquist is a passionate advocate for community and education. Hailing from New Jersey as a child of a single parent, she learned the value of hard work and education early on. Holding multiple master's degrees and an MBA in various fields, including project management and public administration, she is equipped with the knowledge and determination to make a positive impact in Holly Springs. She writes fueling minds, igniting hearts. Together we build a brighter Holly Springs where education thrives and communities unite for a safer future. She lists four platforms, the first of which is school safety, in which she says enhancing school safety measures and nurturing environment for all students in Holly Springs. Her second platform of highway traffic. She writes address the issue of highway traffic, working towards efficient transportation solutions for the community. The third platform is environmental issues, and she writes committed to action against environmental challenges, striving for a greener and more sustainable. The fourth platform is parks and recreation projects, and she writes promote recreational opportunities enriching the quality of life for all residents. She says her mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of Holly Springs residents and contribute to the growth and well-being of the town. With a wealth of experience in various fields, she brings a depth of knowledge and understanding to community endeavors. She is a dedicated professional who is passionate about making a difference. She prioritizes the needs and concerns of our community, making sure that voices are heard and their interests are represented, and embracing innovation and creativity. She seeks fresh ideas and strategies to tackle challenges effectively. Her goal is to find practical solutions that benefit all. She says at her campaign. We firmly believe that progress is best achieved when the community unites as one. Her mission is to foster a sense of togetherness, working hand in hand to build a stronger and more vibrant Holly Springs. Staci Almquist is a dynamic leader with a relentless passion for education and community development. With an impressive academic background and diverse expertise, she is dedicated to making Holly Springs a better place for everyone. She invites you to discover core aspects of her mission and vision, which are education, advocacy, building community bonds, motivating and inspiring, promoting healthy living, safe and happy animals and tackling crucial issues. She does have links that look to be business links under news, but none of them seem to be about the election. In general. It does say she has a LinkedIn page, an ex or formerly Twitter page, as well as a YouTube page. I have not checked those out, so I am not sure if they are campaign related or if they are just regarding her business. To my knowledge, she has not been endorsed by any organization. She is an unaffiliated voter and she has not been endorsed by either the Republican or Democratic parties. Democracy is at the heart of all we hold dear. Our local governments have the influence to decide our community's priorities. These offices have a major impact on our daily lives and can have real consequences. They create and enforce local ordinances, fund our local fire and police departments, create the structure and ambiance of our communities and decide our local property taxes. Lower voter turnout in local elections means your vote has even more of an impact. Early voting starts October 19th at the Wake County Board of Elections and begins October 28th and will run through November 4th at the John M Brown Community Center in Apex and the Avery Street Recreation Center in Garner. During early voting, you may go to any of these early voting sites. Election day will be Tuesday, November 7th. On election day, you have to go to your designated polling site. Please remember you will need a valid ID to vote this year. The voter registration deadline is October 13th, though you may also be eligible to register at the voting sites during the early voting period. And that brings this episode of the Holly Springs Deep Dive podcast, soon to be called the NC Deep Dive, to a close. Make sure you check out all the other relevant candidate episodes for the Board of Commissioners, also known as Town Council for Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina, at www. HollySpringsDeepDive. com, spotify, apple Podcasts, audible or wherever you currently listen to your podcasts. I will include helpful links for each candidate and voting in general in their episode show notes on our website. If you have any thoughts or topics you'd like to share, you may do so through social media or be an email at Holly SpringsP odcast@ gmail. com. Thank you for engaging in today's episode and becoming a more informed citizen. Democracy is a team sport. Together, we make democracy work and our communities a better place to work, live and play. Your vote absolutely matters. Your voice absolutely matters. You, my friend, absolutely matter. Until next time, my friends namaste. The love and light in me sees and honors the love and light in you.