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City of Winston-Salem Council Member Southeast Ward

The governing body for the City of Winston-Salem is an eight-member City Council. Voters go to the polls every four years in November to elect the Mayor and Council. The Mayor is elected at large and council members are elected by citizens in each of the eight wards within the city.The City Council is responsible for adopting and providing for all ordinances, rules and regulations as necessary for the general welfare of the city. It approves the city budget and sets property taxes and user fees. The Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney and approves appointments to City boards and commissions.

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  • Wesley Longsdorf
    (Lib)

  • James Taylor
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

Identify the most serious issue you see facing the community you will represent.

How will you address this issue once you are in office?"

What life or professional experience has prepared you for this position?

What local measures would you support to contain the spread of COVID-19 or any other major public health crisis?

The Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission recommended that the City Council be expanded from eight members to ten. Do you support this idea? Why or why not?

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