Profiles of candidates for Mayor of Valdese | Elections
Name: Paul Mears
Candidate for: Valdèse Town Hall, Quarter 2
Profession / work history: Owner of an insurance agency, Paul Mears & Associates with offices in Valdese, Morganton and North Wilkesboro
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration East Tennessee State University 1988. Master of Business Administration Gardner-Webb University 2012.
Family: Wife Alicia, 6 children and 7 grandchildren
Community participation: Member of the Valdese Town Planning Council, current president of the Rotary Club of Valdese, various volunteer coaching positions with Valdese Recreation, early morning school-age seminary teacher Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime? No
2. Are you currently reimbursing property taxes? No
3. What do you think should be done about the fire station and police and how should the project be funded?
One of the most controversial issues to address after this electoral cycle is the discussion surrounding the construction of a new public security building. The need for a new building deserves a thorough and thorough investigation, taking into account all available options including, but not limited to, the economic feasibility of repairing or remodeling current facilities. My recent tour of the public security facilities during our candidate orientation revealed issues with the main structure that cannot be ignored. Our public safety officials deserve to work in a safe and secure environment.