“Speaking to and for people is my passion, especially those who cannot, or believe they cannot, be heard.”
is the key that unlocks the door to economic development. If we listen as well as hear our constituents, then the door can never be locked.
Though there are many issues facing Carteret County I am seeking the office of Commissioner District 3 for three basic reasons: Education, economic development and a closer relationship with the people of this county. I live with my wife, Lynn of 27 years at 2506 Emeline Place, Morehead City. We have three children; Alex, Scott and Geralyn. I am a Graduate of Queen Street High School in Beaufort and a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. I am a 30 year retiree of Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort and I currently work for Alderon Biosciences also in Beaufort. I have lived in Carteret County all my life. I have served my county as a mentor to young adults, a youth soccer and basketball coach, a member of the Morehead City planning board for three years, a member and President of the Morehead City Rotary Club, and a member of the North Carolina Coastal Federation (The Shore Keepers). If I receive the trust of this county by electing me I will to the best of my ability serve the interest of every citizen.
Our County is a great place to live.
→ I will look for ways to bring our county government and our public sector together to bring about job growth that will keep many of our young adults here in the County as opposed to leaving right out of High School
→ I will promote the “Crystal Coast” and what it means to work and play here. Our County is a great place to live.
→ I will promote new businesses development in the county. New businesses can be encouraged to move to this County without destroying it’s colorful and rich Coastline
→ I will support tourism and fishing.
→ I will support partnering with the Duke, UNC and NC State Marine research labs, in maintaining and expanding programs like the DUML Community Science Initiative.
Education at Its Best
Diversity is key to a healthy education, a healthy environment and a healthy nation. As an elected county commissioner:
→ I will begin by ensuring that there is representation of minority teachers to give minority students potential role models to look up to.
→ I will fight to bring us back to having board of education elections non-partisan.
6 pm, October 25th at Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College
Q&A Session with Gerald Godette and other candidates.
Speaking at various local Churches, Dates and times TBD