Mocksville Candidate: Johnny Frye
Published 9:42 am Thursday, October 14, 2021
Dee Frye, wife of 52 years
Director of Davie EMS, retired; EMS evaulator, former community college instructor
Davie County Schools; 3 years military (2 overseas) with honorable discharge; continuing education courses and workshops through UNCC< WCU, FTCC, DCCC
In The Community
• Mocksville Town Board, former member
• Davie County Board of Commissioners, former member and chair
• Past chair, Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments
Why did you decide to seek public office?
Frye: First, I decided to run for the Mocksville Town Board to keep the community moving forward in a positive growth direction. As a lifelong resident, I can contribute by sharing my experiences and representing the citizens of Mocksville. The growth of our community must be met with wisdom, understanding and the knowledge of our current strengths and weaknesses. As a member of a board that has the same goals, we will keep the town advancing in the right direction. Also, following the chain of command is of utmost importance to complete these goals and objectives.
What is the No. 1 issue facing your town and what is your plan to address that issue?
Frye: The town has done a super job promoting our historic county seat and continually creating downtown activities making Mocksville more attractive to new businesses as well as new residents. To keep up with this well noted growth our aged infrastructure must be addressed. Most notably, the sewer systems and the water systems. This would be a top priority.
What is the top quality that makes you proud of your town?
Frye: “Hometown Togetherness” is a quality that makes me proud of Mocksville. From adorning our light posts with the American Flags to the hand painted Flags of Davie showing the pride and spirit of our citizens, one must feel the love in this Hometown USA. Our main street bustles with activity. Starting with the Brock Center to our Monday cruise ins to our holiday parades and fun festivals, Mocksville is truly inviting and family friendly. Mocksville has live music, great good, parks and greenways not to mention the most inviting Halloween Main Street ever.
Frye: “Johnny Frye takes a conservative common-sense approach to making decisions, all the while keeping an eye on the future.” These are the words of a former colleague. Experience counts and I have experience in our local, state and federal governments. My experiences are varied but I have done things such as working to receive grants, merging services to combine and save expenses and completing with integrity the tasks and goals at hand. All is always done with the good of the public in mind. It would be my honor to serve on the Town Board of Mocksville. Your vote would be appreciated.