Holmes Elected Chair of Wake County Commissioners

Jessica Holmes, a first-term Wake County Commissioner and a vocal advocate for affordable housing in Wake County, was elected unanimously as chair of the Wake County Commissioners. Time will tell whether this will be a positive development for a renewed focus on the significant needs that the county is facing related to new housing options in the county. 

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Jessica Holmes is the new chairwoman of the Wake County commissioners, becoming the fourth and youngest African-American woman to wield the gavel.

Holmes was elected to a one-year term as chairwoman after a unanimous vote of the seven-member board Monday.

When she was elected in 2014, Holmes became the youngest Wake commissioner in county history. She is now the only woman on the board and has been a vocal advocate for affordable housing and education. ...
— Henry Gargan, N&O
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