RALEIGH, N.C. — DaQuanta Copeland is a woman on the go.
What You Need To Know
DaQuanta Copeland is running for Raleigh Mayor
Copeland is a community advocate, helping people across the region
Her top priorities are being tangible and affordability
Copeland is a community advocate and running a campaign to be Raleigh’s next mayor.
It’s that business that she says gives her a different perspective than the other candidates.
She says she’s known as someone who gets things done, fielding calls for help from all over the region.
“Right now, housing is major, people looking for housing. Still looking for assistance with paying rent and utility bills. Foster care is big in our community right now,” Copeland said.
It’s that advocacy work that pushed her to run for Raleigh’s mayor.
Her campaign is about the people of the city.
“It’s time for Raleigh to have a mayor that not only caters to businesses, but to the people that we took an oath to protect, to love, to create safe environments,” Copeland said.
Her top priorities are being tangible as the city’s mayor and affordability.
Copeland says there is a need for affordable housing, housing affordability and transportation.
“To have a house and not be able to commute is no good. Commuting and having no where to go is no good,” she said.
She says she shows up and will continue to do that if elected.
In this campaign she says she’s been all over Raleigh, trying to meet with every community and group possible.
She says it’s vital, because the mayor doesn’t get to choose who they represent.
“I will fight for a millionaire as though he is poor and I’m the only one he has,” Copeland said. “I also fight for the homeless man as though he’s a millionaire and paying me to fight. My respect doesn’t waver.”
Copeland is running against candidates Dr. Terrance Ruth and incumbent Mary-Ann Baldwin.