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Economy / Jobs

Economy / Jobs

Durham’s renaissance is a true illustration of vision, transformation and grit. Built on the strength of leadership and innovation. Now is the time to implement plans directed to investments in neighborhoods and local businesses so that all may prosper.

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Transportation

Transportation

“Everywhere I go, I see incredible examples of communities that have a vision for transportation and how it will impact the quality of life, mobility, economics and opportunity" - Anthony Foxx, Former US Secretary of Transportation

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On the Road to City Hall

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Economic Development

Economic Development

"I fondly call Durham, the City that Bill Built. Yes, Mayor Bill Bell’s vision and the vision of key business leaders and organizations in Durham with the bull determination and tenacity laid the blueprint that has resulted in one of the most successful economic development transformations in the country." – Farad Ali

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On the Road to City Hall

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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

"The task is monumental…however, brick by brick and heart to heart, we can build a better future." Maya Angelou

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Policing / Safe Communities / Youth Crime

Policing / Safe Communities / Youth Crime

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect and defend our City and make it a better place to live for all families and communities. The police officer, the elected official, the teacher, the reverend, the student, the senior citizen, the parents. It takes a village to make us safe and keep us safer. - Farad Ali, Candidate for Mayor

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Poverty

Poverty

It is time to make Poverty a Priority and to complete the work started by Mayor Bell and bring a new renaissance to the people in areas that are in the greatest need. - Farad Ali, Candidate for Mayor 2017

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Equity- ek-wi-tee

Equity- ek-wi-tee

Just and fair inclusion. An equitable society is one in which all can participate & prosper. The goals of equity must be to create conditions that allow all to reach their full potential. In short, equity creates a path from hope to change. We are the change we seek.” We must let our voices be heard and create the path together…as One Durham!

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On the Road to City Hall

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WELCOME ONE DURHAM

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
President Barack Obama

My name is Farad Ali, and it is in this sentiment of President Barack Obama words that I rise, proud and humbled to seek to be your next Mayor.

I promise to continue the legacy of leadership of Mayor Bill Bell and propel a new movement and motto “One Durham” that further generates results–unity, action, and prosperity for all Durham citizens.

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