Exercising your right to vote has never been more crucial, and this episode highlights another candidate vying for the Board of Commissioners in the 2023 Fuquay Varina Municipal Election. Despite Jason Wunsch choosing not to participate in our Election Segment, we've curated an analysis about his political career and current candidacy for the Board of Commissioners. His journey as a previous Town Commissioner, the chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and his recent affiliation switch from Democrat to Republican are uncovered as we explore his virtual presence.
We're aware that local governments play a fundamental role in our daily lives, from creating local ordinances to deciding property taxes. So, let's start warming up for the election season as we walk you through key dates and requirements to keep in mind. The democratic process relies heavily on your participation, and this episode is designed to keep you informed. So, buckle up for an engaging discussion about democracy and the importance of your role in it. Stay tuned and let's make our communities better together.
Website: Jason Wunsch for Fuquay-Varina Town Commissioner 2023
Facebook: Jason Wunsch for Fuquay-Varina Town Commissioner
Campaign Finance Reports
Campaign Finance Reports for All Candidate Committees
--Register to Vote
--Voter Info (Designated Polling Places, Sample Ballots, Registration Status, Voting Jurisdiction, Verify Address and Party Affiliation)
--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
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Now, let's dive in!
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 Jason Ora Wunsch. Jason has unfortunately, not responded to any of my text calls, emails or social media messages and has declined, via a third party, to participate. He has chosen not to prioritize speaking with you via this medium. However, I feel having as much information as possible as a voter is important, so I will simply be going over his website and information that can be found online, in case it is easier for you to take in the information this way. If you are short on time, you can get this information from his website or a Google search, so feel free to skip this podcast if that's a better use of your time. Jason is running for the two-year unexpired term seat for the board of commissioners for Fuquay Varina, also known as Town Council. In the 2023 municipal election, he will be running against Elizabeth Parent. You will have the choice to vote for one 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. Jason's website is www. jasonwunsch. com. It is very short and sweet. He lists about him. Jason Wunsch takes pride in his involvement in the local community. Wunsch served as Fuquay Varina Town Commissioner from 2013 to 2021 and currently serves as the chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. You might know him best from his Today in the Quay Facebook page and this week in the Quay newsletter, which is dedicated to sharing positive news about the local community since 2014. He does have a bunch of pictures surrounded by, I would assume, individuals in the town, and the only other thing on his website is a countdown and a vote for Jason Wunsch on Tuesday, November 7th 2023. Jason did run for the North Carolina House of Representatives as an endorsed Democrat in 2012 and lost to Paul Stam. In 2013 and 2017, he ran and won a seat on Fuqua Verena's board of commissioners, aka town council. Also as an endorsed Democrat, Jason ran for reelection in 2021 and for that election, the Wake County Democratic Party did not choose to endorse him and he lost. For this election, he has been endorsed by the Wake County Republican Party. Jason does have a Facebook page, but at the time of this recording his last post in it was 2021. 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 via email at hollyspringspodcast@ 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.