Hello, My name is James Nash, I am running for Haywood County Board of Commissioners. I have lived in Western North Carolina for 47 years, I love our mountains and I love our unique people. I volunteered to serve our Great Country when I was 18 and would proudly serve our Great County as your Commissioner. The challenges that Haywood County are facing and will face in the future need strong leadership. Weak leadership has consequences and we are seeing those consequences on a national level and in our backyards here in Haywood County. That weak leadership on a county level is evident in five key areas.
1. Public Safety. Police, Fire, Physical and Mental Healthcare
2. Education. Both K-12 and Haywood Community College
3. Business. We need to attract the right kind of businesses to the area.
4. Infrastructure. We need to reinvest in our county property and IT infrastructure to keep moving in the right direction.
5. Veterans Service. As the only veteran on the ballot, this issue may be a little more dear to me than my fellow candidates.