by Bob Geary
Cary deserves a visionary leader and ambassador who will drive job creation, promote solid planning locally and regionally, keep tax rates low, and ensure citizens are not only heard, but responded to. Citizens have a right to expect someone with the time and talent to provide real solutions so that we can all be sure that tomorrow is going to be better than today. There is important work to be done to make Cary even better.
By my count, that makes one (1) active mayoral candidate in Cary and none (0) in Raleigh. In case you're keeping score at home.
According to Muir's campaign, Cary has never had a woman mayor — not in 140 years. That's hard to believe ... not that I doubt it.
More from Muir: She owns a small business and is a mom of four; if elected, she'll serve full-time:
Muir owns a growing consulting practice which provides small businesses and non-profits with marketing and media services. She is also the co-creator of iCary Wi-Fi, a wireless network established to provide businesses the ability to offer free public internet access to shoppers and visitors in Downtown Cary. As a former human resources professional and facilitator through the Covey Leadership Center, Muir has assisted hundreds of individuals in developing strategies for effectiveness."
Muir was born in Washington, D.C., attended high school in Manteo, N.C. and is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. An active civic servant, she has received bi-partisan appointments to the Town of Cary Planning and Zoning Board, District 9 School Board Advisory Committee, and the Wake County Commission on Women. She previously served on the Information Systems Education Advisory Council at NC State’s McKimmon Center, was Programs Vice-Chair for the Raleigh Society of Human Resource Management, and has also held numerous positions with faith-based, youth-athletic, and educational organizations. She is a member of the Cary Chamber of Commerce, the Heart of Cary Association, and Peace Presbyterian Church.
Michelle and her husband, Steve Muir, have been married for 20 years and have four children. Together they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, musical pursuits, and watching college basketball.