Wake County is my home. I have lived here all of my life. I am from a family of 5 boys. I grew up on the outskirts of downtown Raleigh, and I graduated from Broughton High School in 2003. After high school, I had to work to save money to go to college. A year and a half later, I had enough money saved to start my college education. I went to the University of Mount Olive and graduated in May 2009. I was the first member of my family to graduate from college. I was married in 2008 to my lovely wife Kristi. We have three beautiful children, two boys, and a baby girl. My daughter is the first girl in the Pierce family in a long time. I am a small business owner operating my own landscaping company. I am proud to have built my business from a small start-up to a successful business serving our community. I know what it takes to get things done, and I know the time and effort needed to lead this county. You will find no one who will work harder for you than I will.