Kernersville News Question 5

Once a week the KernersvilleNews are asking Candidates of Kernersville's local election a question to be featured in the KernersvilleNews paper.

This week's Question and Answer with John Stafford Stanley.

Q: What do you believe will be the biggest issue facing Kernersville over the next two years?

A: Kernersville time and time again has been presented with issues, and we have pulled together to overcome them. No matter what issues we may face in the next two years I am confident that our town and residents will be able to champion the situation. I set out and asked multiple residents this same question, “what issues do they think we will face.” The response from our residents comes back to one answer, non-organic growth. Growth is wonderful for our town but in many ways, we have forced the aspect of growth and this has caused issues. We are seeing property damage, high rates of drug use, and issues with our infrastructure. Forced growth does not help our residents, personnel, or our visitors. I believe we can accomplish more healthy, natural growth in our town that will provide our residents with better opportunities and a better quality of life.

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Kernersville News Question 4

Once a week the KernersvilleNews are asking Candidates of Kernersville's local election a question to be featured in the KernersvilleNews paper.

This week's Question and Answer with John Stafford Stanley.

Q: Had you ever been involved with local town government or attended board meetings before deciding to run for elected office? How so or why not, and does it matter?

A: My determination to run coincided with the beginning of the pandemic, so I did not have the opportunity to attend a meeting in person during that time. I reviewed meetings online and have been able to attend in-person since reopening. I believe it's very important for willing members of our town to attend and be involved. One of my goals as an Alderman will be to involve as many voices as possible in our meetings. Growing up I was surrounded by many influential members of this town. I remember fondly sitting at Mrs. Winners having biscuits for breakfast listening to the stories and conversing with town leaders. As many locals know, this was the place to be early mornings if you were involved with the town. Even with our town's growth, I believe we can continue to inspire and encourage involvement just as we did when we were a small tight-knit community.

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Kernersville News Question 3

Once a week the KernersvilleNews are asking Candidates of Kernersville's local election a question to be featured in the KernersvilleNews paper.

This week's Question and Answer with John Stafford Stanley.

Q: The Kernersville Police Department has been described as the pride of Kernersville by many. If you are elected, will you support the current level of funding and personnel the KPD receives at present or are you an advocate for changing future funding levels, personnel and/or organization of the department?

A: I believe a town's goals are to maintain a safe atmosphere while encouraging trust with residents, law enforcement, and visitors. My focus is not on the police department's funding levels but rather on the quality of life for our residents and all our personnel. We have some really great law enforcement personnel here in Kernersville. I plan on working closely with our police department, supporting them with their needs to serve our town while continuing to grow trust and our quality of life. I believe a strongly connected community will see fewer violent crimes and less destruction of property. Our municipality should be focused on strengthening our partnerships for a safer environment and maintaining our quality of life. I am confident I can help our town accomplish this.

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KernersvilleNews Question 2

Once a week the KernersvilleNews are asking Candidates of Kernersville's local election a question to be featured in the KernersvilleNews paper.

This week's Question and Answer with John Stafford Stanley.

Q: Why did you want to seek public office?

A: Kernersville has been my home since I was born. When I look around our town, I see wonderful people and a fantastic place to live. I see a community that’s perfectly capable of choosing its own path. I believe the best people to determine the future of Kernersville are its residents, and I want their voices to be heard. People who have good information make good choices, and I believe it’s the job of a representative to share information and help residents succeed and thrive. I would be honored to be the representative that helps those voices to speak up and speak out. I want to be here for Kernersville just as Kernersville has been here for me.

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KernersvilleNews Question 1

Once a week the KernersvilleNews are asking Candidates of Kernersville's local election a question to be featured in the KernersvilleNews paper.

This week's Question and Answer with John Stafford Stanley.

Q: Introduce yourself to our readers. Tell us about yourself and your background. What do (or did) you do for a living? How are you involved in the local community?

A: Like most residents in Kernersville, I grew up learning that hard work, family, and community effort are the keys to success. I started out in my family’s business, learning construction and the basics of marketing and design. This also afforded me time to work with and get to know many businesses in town.  After the 2007-08 collapse, I started working at Timco Aviation as a mechanic. After years of personal and educational growth, I founded a marketing/consulting firm. Growing up in Kernersville I have seen the community change and grow, but the one thing that remains constant is that people here look out for one another. I have always been willing to assist where I can, either with volunteer opportunities or simply assisting a neighbor in need. I have been blessed with a supportive wife and two young sons who encourage my work and growth within this community.

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