I am running for House District 9 a new district located from Hwy 13 to 14th Street over to Eastern Pines and South to the Lenoir County line in Grifton.
My life began in public service in my twenties as an employee with the Town of Winterville. I was blessed to have been sent to school to learn about Town Management and Town Planning. I have used this knowledge to make Winterville a better place to live and raise a family. I was originally from Greenville moved to Winterville as a resident in 1989. My wife’s father was the former Mayor of Winterville and Councilman from 1941 until 1962. Later a County Commissioner from 1972 to 1986. He taught me much during that time as a public servant.
As a present councilman for Winterville and former State Senator I learned the much over the twenty plus years of public servant. It is a good day every day that you can help others with their needs.
Winterville now has a town manager, economic developer, new library, addition to the town hall,
three new parks, a new public safety building , a new public works building, expanded the cemetery, fifteen full time fireman and a ladder truck, nine new housing developments and just purchased another property for a new park.
We have the ratings of the fourth safest city in our State, one of the highest fund balances in the State and a thriving downtown. Our electric power lines are extending to the east and a new power plant in Kings Mountain where we are one of the five towns.
As a State Senator I was able to achieve funding the Heart Center, plans for the Dental School to come to completion, plans for Southwest Bypass come to be completed, funding for Humber House renovation, completion of Main Street in Winterville with curb, gutter with sidewalks. I learned much as a member of the Study Commission on Aging that will allow me to push for better care of the elderly.
Hopefully I will be returning to the General Assembly next and the opportunities for Pitt County will be even better for all citizens.