Former Johnston County Commissioner and State Senator Fred Smith of Clayton filed Monday the District 1 seat on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.
Smith is seeking the seat currently held by Commissioner Jeff Carver of Clayton who announced on October 30th he would not seek re-election.
“The time I served as county commissioner was one of the most enjoyable positions I have held because I was able to have a direct impact on people’s lives,” Smith told JoCoReport in an exclusive interview in November. “I am running once again for county commissioner because I want to give back to Johnston county for being a great place to live, and I would like to add value to Johnston county by helping to make it an even greater place.”
Smith served as a County Commissioner for two years from 2000 until 2002. Afterwards, he was elected to the State Senate where he served 3 terms representing Johnston and Wayne counties.
“I love Johnston County. Johnston County is my home. I have lived in Johnston County for 45 years,” Mr. Smith said. “There is so much potential for our county, and I feel the experience I have as a businessman, past commissioner, and state senator can help make a positive difference for the county.”
The filing period for the 2020 municipal races, including the District 1 seat, began at Noon today (Dec. 2, 2019) will continue through Noon on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The primary will be held on March 3, 2020 and the general election will take place on Nov. 3, 2020.