Please vote on October 6th
Lois has proven to be a leader and we know she will continue to fight for healthy schools in Wake County.
- Eugene Weeks, Chairman, Wake County Voter Education Coalition
Lois is ENDORSED BY THE NEWS AND OBSERVER:
In a district that has experienced some of the county's strongest growing pains, Lois Nixon emerges as a voice of reason. The long-time community betterment activist in Cary and former director of the Keep America Beautiful program in Wake County understands the challenges of growth, but also how the strengths of Wake's schools have spurred that growth and brought many benefits. Her message: Address shortcomings but don't tamper with success....
Lois is ENDORSED BY THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY:
... Nixon is smart, energetic and highly qualified for this tough assignment...
As a citizen with a local and a statewide point of view, Lois Nixon has provided leadership and vision to advocate on issues affecting education and the environment. I've worked with her in the General Assembly on legislation where she has been an effective communicator with elected officials. She has worked successfully to help pass legislation that benefits students and the environment.
- Representative Pricey Harrison, House District 57
I am excited about Lois Nixon's candidacy for the District 9 Board of Education seat. Lois is well known and respected in Cary through her activism and participation in the community. She brings the commitment and experience necessary to maintain excellence in the Wake County Public School System. Lois shares my commitment to equality of opportunity for every student and to maintaining healthy schools for all. She will undoubtedly be a strong addition to the Board of Education and I encourage you to give her your support.
- Eleanor Goettee, Outgoing Member of the WCPSS Board of Education, District 9, 2005-2009
Lois is ENDORSED BY WAKE NCAE - an affiliate of the NC Association of Educators and the National Education Association.
I am endorsing Lois Nixon for the Wake County Board of Education because I know she will provide the type of effective leadership that is needed on the school board. I believe that she has the knowledge, experience and dedication necessary to represent our concerns at the county level. Parents and families demand stable and healthy schools to provide the highest possible quality of education for all students. I am confident that Lois Nixon is the person we need to make that happen.
- David Coley, Principal, Cary High School, 1999-2005
I can’t think of a more effective leader to serve on the Wake County School Board than Lois Nixon. Her combination of knowledge, experience and skills equips her to understand the opportunities and challenges of today’s public education environment and work to make WCPSS a stronger school system for the future.
- Virginia Parker, Paragon Commerical Bank
I have worked with Lois for more than a decade including when she was the Director of the Keep America Beautiful program for Wake County. She’s intelligent, organized and a born leader who understands the complex issues of our Wake County School System. Lois has extensive knowledge of the county budget and how local government works; this will serve her well on the Board of Education. I personally believe we need her level of talent on the board to keep our public school system one of the best in the country.
- Sig Hutchinson, Chair, Open Space & Parks Advisory Committee for Wake County; Past Chair, Triangle Transit
I'm endorsing Lois Nixon for the Board of Education because of her proven creative leadership. As the Director of Wake County Keep America Beautiful, Lois developed and directed an effective and nationally award winning program that brought recognition to Wake County for 20 years. She was the right person for that job, and I believe she is the right person for this job.
- Bob Heater, retired, Wake County Board of Commissioners
I'm endorsing Lois because she has a history of looking for cost-effective ways to deliver the very highest quality programs. We need Board of Education leadership that is focused on educational excellence for all students.
- Tom Oxholm, former member of the Board of Education and co-author of A School District's Journey to Excellence
Lois knows how to listen to citizens and how to talk with elected leaders. With that combination of skills, she is well-equipped to turn your thoughts and concerns into actions that will make a difference. I’ve volunteered side-by-side with Lois in our community for years; I’m confident she is the leader we need today to secure the best future for our children tomorrow.
- Marla Dorrel, community volunteer and former Cary Town Council Member
I enthusiastically support Lois Nixon because she has invested her leadership skills, talents and volunteer time in the Cary community for 30 years, and has made our home a better place to live, work, and learn. She will be a great asset to the Wake County School Board as she shares her energy, experience and passion for what is best for our children's education.
- Anne Kratzer, retired WCPSS teacher, and Life Board Member, Friends of the Page-Walker
I support Lois Nixon as a leader for our School Board, just as she has encouraged all of us who are teachers in Wake County through her leadership at Keep America Beautiful and Environmental Educators of NC. As Conservation Chair of the Woman's Club of Raleigh, Lois has instituted many programs of conservation awareness that reach out to our community of citizens, parents, students, and grandparents.
- Virginia G. Byrne, Wake County Teacher, Member of the Woman's Club of Raleigh
I’m supporting Lois because she is dedicated to quality schools in Wake County. She has fresh, positive ideas for our schools and will look for cost-effective ways to fund them.
- Caroline Massengill, Retired Educator