Mocksville Candidate: Jenny Stevenson
Published 9:41 am Thursday, October 14, 2021
Daughter (Maleia), son-in-law (Shyteek); 3 grandchildren (Shania, Savannah & Safyia); 2 fourlegged babies, Crozby and Oreohh.
Davie County Schools, PBIS Coordinator at Mocksville Elementary; Big Brothers Big Sisters – Match Support Specialist
Davie County High School graduate; cosmetology degree from Davidson Community College; associate’s degree in human services from Forsyth Technical Community College
In The Community
• Minister, New Life Apostolic Church, Mocksville
• Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program
• Financial secretary for NAACP
• Davie County Youth Football Association Cheer Coach
• United Way – Community Investment Vice Chair
Why did you decide to run for public office?
Stevenson: Deciding to run for a seat on the Mocksville Town Board wasn’t a decision made lightly or on impulse. I’ve intentionally invested a lot of time and thought into making the decision to run in this election. Several years ago, I began attending our monthly town board meetings and have had the opportunity to hear many issues, thoughts and concerns first hand that I wouldn’t have otherwise known about. In 2019, I had the opportunity to serve on the Town of Mocksville’s Comprehensive Planning Board which ultimately helped me finalize my decision to run.
I love the town of Mocksville but do feel like there is always room for improvement. It is my hope that I can be a voice for town residents and for our town.
What is the No. 1 issue facing your town and what is your plan to address that issue?
Stevenson: One obstacle I believe our town continues to face is affordable housing for families.
While there are many, various barriers local families can face in securing affordable housing in Mocksville, I’d love to see our town take a proactive approach in this area. While we do want to welcome new families into Mocksville, I’d personally love to see our town be intentional about creating affordable, single family housing opportunities for the families who are already locals.
What is the top quality that makes you proud of your town?
Stevenson: What makes me proud to say I live in Mocksville is the feeling of community. My family and friends call Mocksville home and no one is ever really a stranger for long in our town.
Stevenson: I love getting to live and work in the same town I grew up in. The hometown feel when I’m walking downtown, at the parade, ball games and just meeting new people and realize they know someone I know, is a plus.