Together for a Just
and Sustainable Durham

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∙ Shared Prosperity
∙ Safe Community
∙ Healthy Environment

Why I'm Running

I’m running for the Board of County Commissioners because I love Durham and want all of our neighbors to have the opportunity to thrive in a more just and sustainable community.

Durham is changing rapidly, with growth that has left some folks struggling to hold on. We have people, especially our low-income neighbors of color, who are being displaced by gentrification, are locked out of economic opportunity, feel unsafe and are being disproportionately impacted by climate change.

Yet we have so much reason to have hope for Durham. We are a community rich in diversity, innovation and incredible generosity. We dream big and have the hard conversations that matter. If we want to write our own story of Durham’s future rather than having it written for us, we must work together and act boldly with a shared vision for our future.

Together, I believe we can achieve:

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Matt Kopac family pics

Meet Matt

I am married to an amazing life partner, Sarah, and am dad to two awesome boys, Evan and Eli. I love to learn, build relationships and take action to make my community a better place. From Peace Corps to Burt’s Bees, I have spent the past twenty years fighting for a more just and sustainable world.

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