About Audra

My name is Audra Killingsworth, and I am running for reelection as an Apex Town Councilmember. I’m a mom, wife, occupational therapist, and have been on the Apex Town Council since 2017.

I have spent the last 4 years addressing the concerns of the residents of Apex.
Even though I grew up poor, free lunch at my public school meant I was able to learn, achieve, and earn enough scholarships to attend college.

I grew up on a farm in rural Louisiana. Simply put, my family was poor. Even though my circumstances limited my opportunities, I worked very hard, earned top grades, graduated as Valedictorian, and garnered enough merit scholarships to attend the University of Louisiana. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

My husband Matt and our four children live in Apex. I have lived in Wake County for over 13 years.

In 2006, I moved to Apex to start a family, relocated to Fuquay-Varina for a few years, then returned to Apex in 2014. I am married to a wonderfully supportive man, and together our blended family includes four children. Our oldest graduated from Apex High School in 2018 and currently attends UNC-Asheville, while our younger three still attend public schools in Apex. 

As an OT, I deeply understand that continued progress only happens if my clients “keep it moving.” It is my job to help them do that.

Professionally, I work with older adults so they can achieve more independence.  I help them develop physical skills required to carry out daily tasks, which means I must assess their needs, help them identify reasonable goals, and develop a plan to reach those goals. Supporting clients’ success is not only satisfying for me, it’s proof that continued progress demands steady, systematic work.

As a leader of a fast growing town, I have learned that making tough decisions is just part of the job. I am not afraid of tackling uncomfortable issues or compromising to get things done.

My time on Apex Town Council has provided me first-hand experience with listening, finding common ground, making hard decisions, and serving the public. I love living in Apex and raising my children here! I have enjoyed my time on the council and would love to continue serving the people of Apex.

Apex Christmas Parade 2019
Apex Christmas Parade 2019 with the Apex Town Council and State House Representatives
Family and inclusivity is important to me! Credit to Paulette Hill for the photo.