Dave's Picks, Raleigh & Cary NC, Oct. 8, 2019 election recommendations

Dave Burton Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:47 AM
Dear NC Republican friends (and future friends, I hope),

It's been over a year since most of you have heard from me. I hope you've been blessed this year!

This email will be of interest mainly to voters in Raleigh and Cary. If you don't live there, please feel free to forward it to someone who does, or just delete it, and please accept my apology for bothering you.

Today (Tues., Oct 8, 2019) is election day, here. The polls open at 6:30 a.m., and close at 7:30 p.m..


This is the Wake County Board of Elections page about this election:
Here's their election day voting info:

If you look yourself up on the NC State Board of Elections web site, here...
...then you can find a printable, personalized sample ballot. (Enter your name, county, etc., then click on "Search." It might then make you answer a CAPTCHA. Then click on your name, then scroll down and click the desired sample ballot link.)

Wake County Republican Party:

I am a pro-life conservative Republican. If you are, too, then you might want to know who I support. As usual, I'm going to put a list of election recommendations here:

However, this time the list is short, so I'm also just including it in my email:

  • For Mayor, incumbent Harold Weinbrecht has only token opposition, a lady who is not actively campaigning.
  • For Town Council District D, I plan to vote for Ken George, the only Republican running.
  • I plan to vote against the two bonds, but they'll certainly pass, anyhow.

  • For Mayor, I support Justin Sutton. He's not a Republican, but he's definitely the most moderate and reasonable person running.
  • For the two At-Large seats I recommend James Bledsoe and Carlie Allison Spencer.
  • For District D, I recommend April Parker, the only Republican.
  • For Districts A, C & E, I'm very sorry that I cannot recommend anyone (but especially not Joshua Bradley or Kay Crowder).
  • For District B, there are no conservative or moderate choices. But of the two liberals running, Brian Fitzsimmons is at least someone who will talk with you, and listen to what you have to say. (Don't consider this an endorsement.)

Of 27 candidates running in Raleigh, only two are Republicans. But to try to separate the radical extremists from the more moderate Democrats, I sent a question to all of the candidates. I asked them if they would support allowing a pro-life Pregnancy Resource Center called "Hand of Hope" to finally open a facility on the property which they bought in 2015, next door to the abortion clinic on Jones-Franklin Rd.

Anyone who is pro-life would obviously support that. So should anyone who is truly pro-choice, and would like abortion to be "safe, legal & rare," The only people who could oppose it are people who want to maximize the number of abortions, by limiting pregnant women's access to alternatives. Unfortunately, that describes most of the candidates this year.

I made at least two attempts to reach every candidate who did not reply.

I created a spreadsheet summarizing the responses of the 27 candidates, here:

Of all the email exchanges which I had, this one was the most disappointing:

Note well:  I am not affiliated with Hand of Hope, I just admire the life-saving work they do. They had nothing to do with my letter to the candidates, nor my letter to you.

Best regards,

Dave Burton
Cary, NC
M: 919-244-3316
Twitter: @ncdave4life
My "sea level and climate change" web site: https://sealevel.info/