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 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.
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.
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.
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.