Democrat and greenway advocate Sig Hutchinson has announced his candidacy for Wake County Commissioner. A long time technology and communication entrepreneur, Hutchinson is the business community’s go-to person advocating for open space, parks, greenways, transportation, community health and public education across Wake County.
“We live in one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina and yet our past successes provide no assurance of future success,” said Hutchinson. “If we don’t start protecting the quality of life Wake County has provided us, it will slowly start slipping away. It is time for change. It is time for action.”
Hutchinson believes the current Wake County Commission is off track and action is needed with the School Board to return the public school system to the nationally recognized status Wake County once enjoyed. Focus will also be on citizens having the opportunity to choose more transportation options to avoid future congestion and gridlock. Wake County must work more closely with municipal partners toward regional planning, such as investing in the county’s magnificent parks and greenways.
“Wake County did not become the best place to live and work in America with this kind of agenda. I offer leadership based on rational, data-driven decisions that focus on competing globally in the 21st century,” Hutchinson concluded.
After more than 20 years working with Wake County on numerous agendas, Hutchinson is widely recognized for his efforts preserving open space, protecting water and air quality, expanding the greenway system and promoting multi-modal transportation. Hutchinson has successfully led six Wake County and City of Raleigh bond referendums totaling more than $280 million. Known as ‘Mr. Greenjeans,’ he has also been the driving force behind the creation of what will soon be more than 125 miles of interconnected greenways throughout the Triangle.