About Kristen Powers
Kristen lives in Saxapahaw, where she enjoys living near the Haw River and eating pimento cheese sandwiches at the General Store. As the board chair of Benevolence Farm, a non-profit in Graham, NC, that supports women transitioning from prison, Kristen knows first-hand the importance of serving others and the difference it can make in the lives of those in her community.
It was on her family’s farm off of the Highway 54 corridor that Kristen learned how a small group of dedicated people working together could accomplish the most difficult tasks. It was this work ethic that led her father to encourage her to stop complaining and do something about the problems in her community. She did just that.
From organizing her 3rd grade fundraiser to save the grey wolves, to a high school project to create an organic garden to support local food shelters, Kristen has seen what is possible when we work together with a vision to create a better community.
That’s why this campaign is different. It’s not about one person or set of ideas, but it is about all of us in Alamance County working together to find the solutions to problems that we face everyday.
Kristen has many achievements. She has won awards, made films, and fought through personal losses and tragedies. And even though these may seem like personal achievements, they were all made possible because of the community that surrounds her and the people in her life. The same is true with campaign. This campaign is about the people of Alamance County. It is about the prosperity and hardships of our loved ones that connect us together. This campaign is about finding ways to move forward together, building a stronger future for us all.
Kristen is ready and willing to help lead Alamance County forward, supporting and supported by the community that connects us all. Powers 2020.