Who is David?
I am a native of Salisbury. I grew up in Salisbury, went to kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, and high school in Salisbury. I practiced as a CPA and as a lawyer in Salisbury before moving to Washington, DC to work for US Senator Terry Sanford who was selected as one of the ten best governors of the 20th Century for his vision of the future and his boldness in generating ideas that made North Carolina the most productive southern state.
I am a native of Salisbury. I grew up in Salisbury, went to kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, and high school in Salisbury. I practiced as a CPA and as a lawyer in Salisbury before moving to Washington, DC to work for US Senator Terry Sanford who was selected as one of the ten best governors of the 20th Century for his vision of the future and his boldness in generating ideas that made North Carolina the most productive southern state.

What We Must Do

Economic Development

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz was right:
“The name of the game is economics”

  • Economic development drives poverty, schools, jobs, the tax base
  • Get the Empire Hotel done!!!
  • Finish the Bell Tower Green
  • Downtown streetscape
  • Move Farmer’s Market to Main Street
  • Improve transportation system – serve more people at a lower cost

Public Safety

  • Provide the necessary tools to the Police Department as it continues to drive crime statistics down (David advocated and supported community policing since before he first ran for office)
  • Push the completion of the two new fire stations makes the city safer and lowers insurance rates for all citizens

Have a Voice with the Schools

  • Thousands of kids attend schools in Salisbury
  • The city needs a voice

United We Stand

  • Open communication with city council and the public reduces public anxieties
  • Enhance Parks and Recs expanded services around entire city

What David Has Done

  • Studied, found, and drove the solution to Fibrant
    • Managed referendum campaign where 82% of voters agreed to lease to private sector vendor
  • Organized Economic Summit
  • Expanded public comment to every meeting at a specific time to better accommodate citizens
  • Moved city council meeting time to accommodate more people
  • Started discussion and created referendum for citizens to determine separate election of mayor