Kids Vote For The Running City Councils

Any local kids under the age of 18 were able to attend and vote at the kids voting held at Riverside High School on October 24. This event was for the kids that aren’t old enough to vote but are able to experience it. 

Javiera Caballero 

  •  Doesn’t support DPD working with ICE or working in immigration enforcement. 
  • Has three kids. 
  • “The first time I was ever at Riverside, after the 2016 election. Wildian Decosta was a former Riverside student and he was kidnapped in front of his house by ICE. The teachers in this building are the main reason we got him out of ICE detention. The advocating that happened in this building along with many other folks in the city fighting for a kid and I bring that to council and I will fight every single day for the kids in this city.”

Joshua Gunn 

  • An Artist since 15 and also starred in BET’s television series ‘Music Moguls’ and acted in two films ‘Auction’ and ‘The Dream Boys’
  • Concerns on poverty, he really wants to decrease poverty in our community. 
  • “I’m also running because you heard that crime is down and our homicide rate is up in our city. Our homicide rate is in fact double year over year for 2018 to 2019. I’m running because those homicides impacted folks that I know, folks that are my neighbors, folks that are my friends and folks that many of you probably know and that should concern all of us we are in a cricize of public safety in durham. “

Jillian Johnson

  •  City council for four years.
  • She has two kids and she also loves to play board games.
  • “Fordable housing, community safety, sustainability , economic inclusion and community engagement and those are the things that I think are most important for the city to focus on moving forward.” 

Charlie Reece

  • Two daughters.
  • He earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University in 1922 and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1995. 
  • “Although I’m proud of the progress that we’ve made we have a lot of work to do and that’s why I’m running for reelection so I can keep making process on these critical issues for these people in this city.”

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Wagstaff

  • She lives in East Durham.
  • Her priorities are public safety, sustainable jobs investments and crime prevention.  
  • “There is some visions on the council that’s missing right now and right now I believe that there’s a seasoning that needs to be there it’s like when you have chicken and that chicken doesn’t have seasoning, it’s real bland. I’m that seasoning so we need to bring it back.”

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