Johnston County Commissioner Lee Jackson announced today (Tuesday) his plans to seek election to complete the term vacated by Keith Branch. Commissioner Jackson was appointed to fill the seat in November 2017.
In an exclusive interview with WTSB News and JoCoReport.com, Commissioner Jackson made his announcement. “It is an exciting time to live in Johnston County. I dedicate myself to continue to help our County grow and prosper. I humbly ask the voters to keep me in the position to which I was appointed.”
Jackson, a 53 year-old owner of the CPA firm Dees, Jackson, Jackson & Associates, graduate of Wake Forest University and Smithfield-Selma Senior High School has served the community throughout his life. He has served as 2002 Chairman of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has awarded him both the 2013 Citizen of the Year and the 2003 Howard Best Award for service. He served as Chairman of the Smithfield Jaycees, Chairman of the Johnston County March of Dimes, and President of Neuse Charter School Facilities, among many other organizations.
“I believe my background as a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant gives me insight into the finances of our growing County and will help the Board of Commissioners continue to keep our tax rates low while we continue to build the schools and infrastructure that we need,” Commissioner Jackson said.
“As a lifelong resident of Johnston County, I would like to help our County continue the growth it has experienced in recent years,” Jackson added. “I want Johnston County to be a place that our children will want to call home, where they can raise a family, and where they can enjoy a life as wonderful as I have enjoyed here. Keeping our County moving forward is my primary consideration.”
With a 16 year old daughter and an accounting practice, Lee has an active life, in which he enjoys fishing, golf, boating and being involved in his community.