Nine people are running for local elections

LUMBERTON – Nine people applied for the next local elections on Monday.

The postponed municipal elections for St. Pauls and Lumberton are March 8. The general election is on November 8.

Lumberton Town Council

Three candidates filed for Lumberton City Council seats on Monday, including two incumbents. The sieges of City 2, held by Melissa Robinson; Quoted 3, John Carroll; Venue 5 John Cantey and Venue 8, Owen Thomas are up for grabs for this election.

Thomas owen requested re-election of his constituency 8 seat on the council.

Thomas has held a number of positions including as a real estate agent, insurance agent and president of Robeson Road Runners and Robeson County Humane Society.

“I want to thank the citizens of Lumberton Precinct 8 for allowing me to represent you for the past four years. Together we have had times of celebration and times of distress. I strive to serve by being responsive, accessible, reliable, transparent, showing love for our community of Lumberton and believing in a bright future, ”Thomas said in a statement.

“I humbly ask you to allow me to continue to represent you by supporting me in the next elections. My main priorities will continue to be job creation, infrastructure, flood resistance, safety, community recreation, affordable housing, downtown revitalization and better quality of life for all ”, a- he added.

The request for re-election to the municipal council is also John Carroll. Carroll was elected after an election on January 20, 2019 and appointed to the seat vacated by Burnis Wilkins during his election as sheriff.

Carroll is on the ElectriCities board of directors for the city and is a safety officer for the Robeson County Community Emergency Response Team.

“First of all, I want to thank the great people at Venue 3 for allowing me to serve as their representative for the past two and a half years. I have lived in Lumberton for over 60 years. I have over 40 years of experience in emergency services. I have been a long-time member of the Lumberton Pentecostals. Lumberton has made great strides in recovery efforts from two major hurricanes and now we continue to work during an unprecedented pandemic, ”Carroll said in a statement provided to The Robesonian.

“I have done my best to be attentive and responsive to every need that has been brought to my attention. We have worked diligently to keep our community as safe as possible. We also addressed issues to keep our community nice and engaging. We are currently involved in promoting economic development, repairing and rehabilitating infrastructure, improving public safety and municipal services, and preparing our community for another natural disaster. I have been available and transparent as a servant and voice of the great people of Ward 3. I would love to have the opportunity to continue serving you and strive to do Lumberton, Robeson County and our surrounding area. a better place for our families. I pray for your sincere consideration by re-electing me as a member of the municipal council of district 3 on March 8, 2022 ”, continues his statement.

Randi Cooper announced his candidacy for the seat of Precinct 5 on Lumberton City Council, currently held by John Cantey.

“My name is Randi Cooper, I am 33 years old. I am the director of the local non-profit association The Village of Lumberton and a member of the NAACP. I am a single mother of 2 children. I’m running for precinct 5 city council to revive the community by working with the programs that already exist to make them work for the people. We have resources available in the community and I plan to tap into and support these programs with the goal of providing recreation and resources for young and old, ”Cooper said in a statement.

“I also hope to help bring new programs such as the Convicted Criminals Reintegration Program and job fairs to the region to make them more accessible. My mission is to revive the community and rejuvenate the spirit of the people. This is our home, ”added Cooper.

Robeson County Council of Commissioners

The following Robeson County Commissioners’ seats are available: District 2, held by Pauline Campbell; District 4, Faline Dial; District 6, David Edge and District 8, Lance Herndon.

Three Robeson County commissioners filed on Monday in hopes of securing their seats for another term, with a newcomer throwing a hat in the ring for a seat on the board.

Spear Herndon, 46, filed for re-election to the board of directors on Monday. He resides in Parkton and is a graduate of St. Pauls High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a degree in geography. He is employed as a farmer and was selected as Robeson County Young Farmer of the Year in 2004. Herndon represents District 8 on the Board of Directors.

Herndon was elected to the board of directors in 2008 in a special election and served in the seat held by his grandfather for many years. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.

He is married to Melissa Herndon, with whom he shares two children, Emmaline and Granger.

He is an alumnus at the Lumber Bridge Presbyterian Church and an attorney at the UNC Health Foundation. Herndon has served on the following boards of directors: Robeson County Social Services Department, as vice chairman; Robeson County Co-op Extension Advisory Council; Robeson County Housing Authority and Fayetteville Area Subway Planning Organization.

“It is an honor for me to serve as County Commissioner for District 8 since 2008. This is where I grew up, where I cultivate and where we are proud to raise our family. The successes and opportunities of District 8 are a top priority to me for my neighbors, friends, children and all of the townspeople and businesses of Robeson County, ”said Herndon.

David Edge has also asked for a fourth term on the Council of Commissioners. He owns Image Supply Inc. in Lumberton.

“I think I have done a lot for this county,” he said. “I think there is more to do.”

Some of the things Edge is proud of during his tenure on the board include his efforts to stop the county’s purchase of the Native Angels Building and to expose the important former pension benefits of the Commissioners. He also said he helped the county save millions of dollars.

“I think we currently have the best board I’ve seen in the 11 years I’ve been there,” said Edge. “I think I have a big influence on it.”

Edge said he encouraged other commissioners to make their voices heard in the discussions and decision-making.

“I told people the truth and I started running on it,” he said.

“I have been blessed and want to give back to the county,” added Edge.

Pauline Campbell also announced her candidacy to retain her seat on Monday. Campbell was elected in 2018 to serve the same district as her late husband, Berlester Campbell. She was selected by the Robeson County Democratic Party to receive the votes her husband won in the November 6 general election.

“Thank you to the citizens of Robeson County for allowing me to serve as the County Commissioner of Robeson District 2 for the past 3 years. I have served in both major disasters and successful times. Working in conjunction with the cities and the different county departments has led to the success of where we are today. Coming together makes us a stronger county that gives us a better place to live, work and play. I respectfully request your vote as I continue to work on, but not limited to, countywide broadband, jobs, infrastructure, housing, drainage, new businesses and needs in non-areas. served, ”Campbell wrote in a statement.

Sandy “Billy” Bowen has applied for the seat currently held by District 4 Commissioner Faline Dial.

Bowen has not provided any biographical information or statement to The Robesonian.

Robeson County Superior Court Clerk

Within the court system, Jamaica Campbell, a longtime Robeson County resident, filed for the Robeson County clerk seat of the Superior Court on Monday. The seat is currently occupied by Shelena Smith.

She is the daughter of Jeremiah and Annie Campbell and the youngest of three siblings, according to biographical information submitted to The Robesonian.

“I can live my life with my two wonderful children,” Campbell wrote.

Campbell is a 2005 graduate of Lumberton High School. She continued her education at Fayetteville State University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. For the past 10 years, she has worked at the Office of the Public Defender as a legal assistant.

His hobbies include spending time with family and friends, cooking and most of all enjoying life. She said her favorite quote is, “Either pray or worry, don’t do both,” by an unknown author.

“As a candidate for the position of Clerk of the Robeson County Superior Court, I have the professional, academic and legal knowledge to serve the citizens of Robeson County,” Campbell wrote in a statement. “My goal is to nurture the Clerk’s Office by providing excellent customer service, accountability, rejuvenation, equality and solutions to everyone who comes in contact with the Clerk’s Office. Having a passion to serve the citizens of Robeson County and to build a relationship with the community is very important. Please vote for Jamaica Campbell because the time for a change is now! “

Robeson County Sheriff

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins has also called for re-election. He did not provide information to The Robesonian.

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