As a resident of Braxton Village subdivision in Holly Springs for over eight years I have optimistically embraced the meteoric explosion of residential and commercial development near Avent Ferry Road with the same philosophy that I view the weather: Having accepted positive and negative changes are imminent, I want to take measures to protect my interests. Our town government was the focus of heavy involvement for me last fall when I shared my campaign experience with my neighbor in a determined, yet unsuccessful Town Council bid. I was able to conclude that the solid thrashing my candidate received at the precinct used by Sunset Ridge voters was countered exponentially in his favor at his own precinct. I have high regard for the textbook display of campaigning on the part of the Sunset Ridge triumvirate, but it also reasons that with a community this polarized both physically and socioeconomically, the South of the 55 Border folks are very unlikely to have an elected official in Holly Springs that shares a stake in the same vested interest unless unbiased consideration is given to structuring the Town Council into representative Districts.
Sincerely, Joe Justin Hodges