Steve Hale

Candidate for Wake County Commissioner




About Steve

I am a candidate for the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The emphasis of my campaign and my interest in serving on the Board of Commissioners is Public Safety.

After a lifetime of service to Wake County and the State of North Carolina I am offering my training and experience to serve as a Commissioner for the Capital County of Wake.


I would appreciate your vote on November 3

Facts about steve

  • 65-year Wake County Resident
  • Educated by Wake County Schools including Wake Tech and N.C. State
  • U.S. Army Veteran
  • 40 years of Wake County Government experience
  • Retired Detective Lieutenant, Homicide/Major Crimes of Wake County Sherriff Office. Member for 26 years.
  • Private Investigator licensed by the NC Department of Public Safety
  • Court-appointed Capital Case Defense Investigator for 16 years

Steve in the news

Call for Wake County to replace Senior Welfare Check program
Hale says he and others are “not only concerned for the senior citizens, but for their families that are under considerable stress.”
Current, former Wake deputies question patrol staffing levels

Hale, who worked for the sheriff’s office from 1977 through 2003, went through two transitions at the top, and, to him, the firings, demotions and promotions under Baker are unprecedented.

Criminal Justice experts say death penalty is broken and cannot be fixed

“The time has come to consider whether the system of capital punishment that currently operates in North Carolina violates the evolving standards of decency,” the group wrote. They noted that supreme courts and judges across the country “have recognized that the penalty is corrupted by arbitrariness, plagued by error and discrimination, and unsupported by evidence that it deters [crime].”

Wake County Sheriff's Office Ending Citizens Well Check Program

Former Wake County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve Hale said, “These are people that live alone. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office was providing an invaluable service for our most vulnerable citizens.”

Wake County to take over struggling firearms training center

Republican candidate for Wake County Commissioner Steve Hale, a retired sheriff’s deputy, says the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center was designed and built for the benefit of Wake County citizens.


Wake County Government

Wake County is the 9th fastest growing county in the US.

The seven Wake County Commissioners are elected at large by countywide election held in November.

The board of county commissioners is the oldest form of county government in America. The county commission form of government acts as both the executive and legislative body, enacting and administering local ordinances.

Wake County Commissioners’ duties also include serving as the governing body for the entire county, overseeing the budget, setting the tax rate, zoning and planning, promoting growth (determining the strategic vision and direction of the county), which improves the quality of life for all Wake Citizens.



  • Lead in improving mental health services in Wake County.  Too many citizens suffering with a mental health crisis are showing up in emergency rooms and the Wake County Jail.
  • Provide leadership in Jordan Lake remediation.  Jordan Lake is the only source of water to western Wake County citizens and suffers from summertime algae blooms cause by nitrogen and phosphate run off upstream of Wake County.
  • Provide oversight to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office in regard to budget and spending.
  • Lower taxes and be a voice for responsible spending.
  • Support Wake Works, a collaboration between Wake County Government and Wake Tech for local apprenticeships.
  • Seek to repeal N.C. Gen. Stat. 115C-431(c) which allows county school boards to sue county commissions.
  • Reform Social Services as identified by the Social Services Working Group to improve the health and wellbeing of families and children.
  • Demand that state and federal mandated services should be funded from state and federal revenue sources.
  • Oppose efforts by the state to erode existing county revenue sources.
  • Seek authorization from state legislators to require developers to post maintenance bonds on new construction for subdivision roads.
  • Seek state funding to reinstate funding for Drug Treatment and Mental Health Courts.

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