During her service as a member of the Chapel Hill Town Council and in the last four year on the Board of County Commissioners, Penny Rich has demonstrated consistent leadership and a common-sense approach towards governing.
For example, on affordable housing, she pushed to make sure the county bond referendum included money for affordable housing despite the skepticism of many of her colleagues. As the parent of two children who attended Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools, she also understands the importance of the schools’continued success and is a staunch supporter of the school systems’ need for additional financnial support as the state continues to cut funding.
She is a smart, progressive, and thoughtful representative of Orange County residents, and a responsible steward of our tax dollars, and I encourage everyone to vote for her on March 15.
GEOFFREY F. GREEN