CLAYTON – Conservative Republican Benton Sawrey filed Tuesday at the Johnston County Board of Elections for North Carolina State Senate. Sawrey will run for North Carolina Senate District 10, an open district that encompasses all of Johnston County. He was joined by his family at the Board of Elections to file.
After filing, Sawrey said “Johnston County is home – it’s been my home and my family’s home for generations. I know the county, its people, and our communities, and I intend to go to Raleigh and fight for our traditional values. I am a rock-solid conservative and will have an unwavering commitment to lower taxes, education choice, the right-to-life, and the second amendment.”
“We’ve seen our institutions and way-of-life threatened by executive government overreach. Our students are multiple grade-levels behind after these school closures. We’ve seen dangerous progressive agendas, like critical race theory, infiltrate the classroom and replace basic skills. I promise to fight in Raleigh to protect our Johnston County values.”
Sawrey is a small-town attorney in Smithfield and helps farmers and small businesses navigate transactions and complex regulatory issues. He has successfully represented public interest groups over the past several years on election integrity issues in North Carolina and worked with county officials and local farmers to bring Johnston County into compliance with the North Carolina Right to Farm Act.