David Blackwelder is the President of a Law Enforcement advocacy organization and serves his community as a Police Officer
David is actively involved in civic and political issues concerning law enforcement.
He seeks to create effective change in the North Carolina General Assembly and Wake County and plans to do so by running for Wake County Sherrif.
The time has come to restore faith in the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, and David and his family have agreed to answer the call, bringing about effective leadership, and equal protection under the law.
David is hopeful that he can bring common sense ideas and solutions to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.
His goal is to protect all the citizens of Wake County, placing public safety over politics. David champions school safety and mental health resources for our children. He intends to channel his passion for school security by increasing protection at Wake County Public Schools and by mentoring North Carolinian youth. David believes that Wake County senior citizens deserve the utmost respect and should be looked after whenever possible. This is why he would like to protect seniors with an automated calling system, which will provide daily welfare checks and community engagement.
David is an engaged cop. He is passionate about criminal justice reform and breaking the cycle of criminality. He plans to implement higher education training opportunities and job fairs within the Wake County Jail, providing inmates with an opportunity for change.
David believes in government transparency and accountability, which requires elected officials to follow through with the needs of the community. He intends to implement policy changes to curb discriminatory practices and reduce criminal recidivism.