About Dana Outlaw
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody. I'll be back online soon.
We did it people, we won. I can't thank all of you enough. Everyone with the campaign worked so hard spending only a fraction of the money that my competitor did. Hard work pays off! I look forward to the next 4 years leading New Bern.
Thank you for all of your support.
Here are a few news clips from election night: Just click 1 of the 3 links below.
Swearing in will be held in December 2013.
Below are some of the campaign issues I talked about.
I have made it well known I will be a Mayor for all areas of New Bern. Here is my guided tour of areas of New Bern and my vision of what projects can be accomplished, areas that need improvement.
Our newest and last video- A Mayor needs to be out within the 30 square miles of the City of New Bern. Not just downtown but uptown, across town both sides of the river and on each sides of the tracks.
Dana is on the move around the city. Comments from Derby Park, then on to our "Diamond in the Rough", take a look at Dana's ideas with the rock quarry the City owns ending his presentation with Tryon Park comments.
If you are curious which candidate is most prepared to be Mayor of New Bern, please find our last video for your consideration.
This coming Tuesday is run off election day across New Bern for Mayor and Alderman. Please set your alarm now and cast your vote Tuesday for a Mayor who will represent with pride all citizens across New Bern.
It is very clear Dana Outlaw is the only candidate to have identified many issues, placed them in the public domain for thought and discussion.
Dana Outlaw is an issues based candidate. With your input, we were the first candidate to have presented plans, strategies and solutions for these. We have together presented some excellent solutions.
I ask you for your vote of confidence on Tuesday.
Polls Open Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 6:30am - 7:30pm
N1 George Street George Street Senior Center 811 George Street
N2 Fort Totten YMCA 100 YMCA Lane
N3 Grover C. Fields Middle School 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
N4 H.J. MacDonald Middle School 3127 Elizabeth Ave
N5 Glenburnie-National Guard Armory 301 N Glenburnie Drive
N6 West New Bern Recreation Center
Thank you Sun Journal! A great article in todays Sun Journal labels "Mayor candidates’ voting records reflect similarities, differences".
I submit the enormity of the differences can be seen from space. Consider this when you read this factual article. The differences are clear between the candidates. I do not support big spending as we have an electrical catastrophe imploding, families can not pay these high electric rates. Seniors can not afford higher taxes. We must consider these as the foundation for all future expendature's. When big spending occurs, we have to take the money from the profitable utilities.
Early voting is today through Saturday! SATURDAY UNTIL 1PM.
You can also sign up to vote AND vote all in 1 stop. Transportation to the poll is available. Message me. VOTE LOCATION: Craven County Administration Building 1st floor 406 Craven Street New Bern, NC.
A very special thank you to Mrs. Barbara Lee and her extended network of family and friends for all of the support. Experience counts. As New Bern Mayor I look forward to communicating quite often with Mrs Lee. Mrs Lee really has a great feel of issues on citizens minds.
To move this city forward and solve issues we must all work together as one city, one team. With intelligent teamwork we can lower electric rates, we can establish a USO, we can cozy closer to our military, we can increase business locally, we can have a humane pet management system and provide excellent pet parks in this city. Its just about 2014, its going to take more than me cheerleading, its going to require hard work people. As Mayor I will roll my sleeves up and do what has to be done.
I want to thank Craven Community College, the New Bern Chamber of Commerce and moderator Wes Goforth with WCTI-TV 12 for hosting the great debate tonight at the college. Great turnout, thank you citizens.
This was a "real" debate. One where each candidate had time to answer the question then a rebuttal back.
The debate provided both candidates time to outline their governing style. I illuminated as bright as possible the clear differences. I feel like I did this exceptionally well tonight.
The debate made the following key points:
I will be more of an outgoing boots on the ground type of Mayor often taking leadership into the communities, and my opponent tends to favor city hall-"downtown".
My opponent desires to be more involved with the same old strategy to increase business, partnering with the Chamber etc. While I support those ideas, I have many additional innovative ideas, strategies and a new way of thinking which I coined a phrase tonight, "people need to fall back in love with New Bern again" and become passionate about their city. I outlined ways to do this.
My opponent suggested I am not a man of my word; I did not give her honor of any rebuttal.
While my opponent again blasted the Alderman for not debating. I explained to what leadership was and working with Alderman was paramount. She has done herself a disservice right out of the box dressing them down now repeatedly.
I explained to my opponent the friction she felt on the board was sometimes due to lack of respect for her fellow Alderman. Aldermen in New Bern are responsible for their respective wards. When one Alderman breaks ward geographical lines, caution should be taken not to disrespect another alderman's ward by thinking for them. I think my opponent may understand this now; I'm still not sure.
I was challenged on how I will lead to lower utilities bills. This is a plan with multiple strategies and 3 minutes will not do it justice. I embarked on a few concepts but was meet with a multitude of the old data she has been pushing. I made the point, ladies and gentleman its sounds like we have a candidate that has no interest in lowering your utility cost. Point well taken by all where we stand. I will succeed; she says it "can't be done". Well of course not if you keep spending like its going out of style! (Read tonight’s Sun Journal online for full documentation of this)
I invite you to find this debate as soon as it’s published and watch it. If you ever wanted to see 2 different ways to lead, here is your opportunity.
I ask for your vote. Early voting is every day this week and until 1 on Saturday. Then next week, Tuesday is Election Day!
A basic arithmetic challenge question of the day.
The City of New Bern owns an electric company. After the electric company pays all of its bills, its very profitable. It charges 40% more + - than other electric companies. To pay city expenses, city hall from time to time removes money from it. If city hall did not remove "as much" money from the electric fund, the electric funds cash account balance will build, just like a savings account. As its cash balance builds you can then lower electric rates with the excess cash.
In order to stop removing so much one would have to think smart about the city budget and not exercise wasteful spending that I vote against. History shows, city hall has a long list of expensive projects on the backs of people paying 40% more for their electricity than neighbors. Fact- they spent money they did not have, they taxed you with a high electric bill.
This 40% premium on your bill is taking the food and quality of life from children and families and making it more difficult on business's. In my judgement its reprehensible.
What about seniors or retirees who fight to live within their means. Its not competitive to industry looking to move to our area! Its not competitive to retirees looking to move to our area! Wake up people! It's time to vote for a change.
The position of Mayor will provide for the debate to be brought front and center. This is just step 1 of a long list of methods I will use to lower your electric bill. Trust me, I have a very long list which every method will be used right down to is the agreement we buy power constitutional. I will leave no page un turned. Just because others can't figure it out doesn't mean it can't be. The testosterone needs to be checked at the door, were going to do this.
Partner with us to make this happen or stand out of the way. Can you believe others can not grasp this? They have given up. Perhaps its politicians that think they know how your money should be spent better than you. Ah hah!
A vote for Dana Outlaw today is a vote for a fighter.
New Bern Citizens this is for you.
We all love our pets. Reports show pet ownership is at an all-time high. Why? Technology has people home more hours of the day. Pets have become a big part of our lives.
Just like human beings they need exercise and culture. They need to walk, they need to run. A healthy pet has an active digestive system.
New Bern has a pet facility otherwise known as a dog park. Frankly I'm not impressed. New Bern needs to immediately consider ways to upgrade this dog park and perhaps establish additional dog parks around town. They are not so expensive and contribute to our park system.
The contribution our pets make in our quality-of-life now require a new way of thinking. Government needs to re-assess this part of its population. Pets are being an integral part, indirectly through the owner.
As mayor I will immediately direct a study to be done to see what we can do to greatly improve our dog park facilities and establish additional ones.
Now here is my goal for down the road. This is a biggie. I would love nothing more for New Bern to take the lead in eastern North Carolina and establish a no kill pet facility. No government can afford this, I don't think. But we can encourage and facilitate. So many pets have no place to go it's shameful that are society has come to this.
No kill facilities are from what I gather are huge undertakings that will require philanthropy, time, energy, effort and a lot more.
What I'm told we are talking money in the millions. As mayor you can rest assured I'm going to take the lead in embarking on this future project. I will consult with veterinarians, NC State University and all that have an understanding of these facilities. It will not come tomorrow but we can start. Lets get this project on the table and establish a plan. The Neuse Animal League may just be around the corner!
You know there are really great people from Eastern North Carolina. If government can get behind something, lay the groundwork we may be surprised what can happen. Great citizens are looking for great projects to lend their time and money to. If there is no plan in place, there will never be such a facility.
By the way I want to thank Mr. Pete the white dog, he is my daughters and the best dog! The lab is the late Marvin Raines lab being well taken care of along with Charlotte the Weimaraner.
I HAVE A PLAN TO INCREASE BUSINESS- YOU CAN SEE IT BY CLICKING HERE
I WANT TO TALK SERIOUSLY ABOUT LOCATING A USO HERE!
Tonight I announce an invitation to New Bern citizens to establish a USO for our brothers and sisters in the military. It is so important to have a location for these fine heroes to visit when they have no where else to turn. As mayor this is one of the first things I will seek input on and make happen. It is time for New Bern to take our military support to the next level.
Holidays are unique special times of the year for our heroes. I know the New Bern citizens feel as I do, we would look forward to the opportunity to participate in the patriotic task of a USO. Whats so uniquely special is the proximity New Bern is to Jacksonville and Cherry Point! We can attract from both areas and it can be a great asset to the existing USO in Jacksonville. I look forward to embarking on this project. It is a project all citizens can come together on. Partnering together we can accomplish anything as a city.
As you know Barbara Lee is a long time New Bern ambassador and supporter of New Bern. In fact she is past 20 year alderman in New Bern. It is with great pleasure we are working together to bring the message of Dana Outlaw to all of her friends and supporters. Barbara was the 3rd largest vote recipient in the most recent Mayoral election. Its clear our vision of inclusion of all areas in New Bern is paramount to being Mayor for the people.
The first Mayoral Candidate to present a strategy.
Dana Outlaw announces his plan to increase local merchants business. A solid plan for downtown, uptown and across town.
See our announcement by clicking here.
Dana Outlaw running for Mayor of New Bern talks about many issues one may consider when electing a Mayor. A review of the issues voters should consider. 14 minutes 23 seconds.
*To see Dana's leading presentation please click the video above.*
Police and Fire Departments 2 Minutes 8 seconds
Wellness Ideas for City Employees 1 minute 57 Seconds
Roads - Including: Neuse Blvd Comments 1 minute 46 seconds
Benefits of a different City Board of Alderman meeting format 1 minute 35 seconds
How you can help the Dana for Mayor Campaign 1 minute 33 seconds
Meet Dana - About Dana- An experienced businessman, a Southern Gentleman with a thorough understanding of the City of New Bern.
Dana is a currently a 2nd term Alderman in New Bern NC. Dana Edwards Outlaw graduated from East Carolina University in 1976 with a degree in Marketing Research/Business Administration, and from that time has been involved in the self-storage and real estate appraisal business. He is past Chairman of the North Carolina Appraisal Board, an occupation board with 3,761 members. Mr. Outlaw is past Chairman of the North Carolina Association of Realtors Political Action Committee, an organization with approximately 28,000 members.
Mr. Outlaw was married to the former Susan Diane Statham, a New Bern native. She passed away in 2000 at the age of 43. Susan and Dana have four children, Janet, Katie, Jenna, and Adam.
Dana's extended family are his close friends as well as fellow church members. This is not to mention many friends in New Bern Government and his Ward.
When not performing appraisal services for many financial institutions, Dana spends many hours with his grandchildren. He has an interest in business, boating, music, technology, historical sites and camping. His community interest is the City of New Bern and North Carolina. For further introduction, Dana offers a video of additional introduction comments.
Unfortunately, this is not a cartoon below, it's snapshot of the way money flows through your local City Government.