Jonathan graduated from University of Louisiana- Monroe with an undergraduate degree in Government before attending the Law School and earning his Juris Doctorate. During Law school, Jonathan was awarded the Frank Demarus Legal Scholarship, an award given annually to one Law School student in recognition of their civic and voluntary efforts. In addition, Jonathan was the President of the Federal Bar Association and the Coordinator for the Law School’s Habitat for Humanity projects.
Jonathan is passionate about protecting Wake County’s natural landscape and cultural heritage. “I want to conserve Wake County’s natural beauty and breathtaking landscape. Whether it’s running/walking in the greenways, fishing, canoeing, and swimming in our various waterways, or just enjoying the incredible food grown by our own farmers, Wake County has so much to offer. I feel that serving as a Soil and Water Supervisor is a good way for me to help preserve these wonderful treasures.”
Jonathan has a decade of experience in the private sector working in multiple industries and will ensure that your tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. Having been accountable for tying financial allocations to results, Jonathan will ensure taxpayers’ investments in the Soil and Water Conservation District are targeted to ensure the greatest results for Wake County Citizens.
Jonathan and his wife, Ann-Marie, a native of Sampson County, are parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and live in Raleigh with their cat, Treme’.
- Advocating for the Taxpayer – the SWCD spends over $500K of taxpayer money; as your supervisor, I will ensure that this money is spent effectively and efficiently to ensure that your investments in farming families in Wake County are allocated in a responsible and accountable manner. In short, I will treat your money as my own, because, like you, I am a taxpayer committed to responsible spending.
- Represent family farmers in Wake County – Wake County has over 121K acres of arable farmland. As an elected supervisor, I will work with the board to ensure that the districts protects farmland and provides technical assistance for farmers to combat soil erosion and run-off; thus ensuring that Wake County farmers can grow our foods while continuing to be responsible land stewards.
- Conserving and Protecting our natural infrastructure – the SWCD works to ensure healthy watersheds, sustainable working lands, as well as providing expertise to stormwater and stream restorations projects. As an elected member of the board, I will continue to advocate and ensure that your SWCD provides cutting- edge services to ensure that our beautiful lakes, streams, and waterways are protected for all Wake County citizens to enjoy and treasure.
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