Eric Jackson announced his candidacy today (Wednesday) for a seat on the Selma Town Council. He becomes the fourth candidate to file for 2 council seats up for election.
“I am running to give the voters of Selma a fresh pair of eyes and a fresh perspective on the issues facing Selma,” Jackson said. “If elected I will bring a broad base of experience to the council.”
Jackson is a former instructor at Johnston Community College. He is a community activist having served on the Selma Appearance Commission, Selma Historic Properties Commission, Selma Development Partnership and the Selma Historical Museum.
“A fresh pair of eyes is needed on the council. If elected I want to help steer Selma in a positive direction that embraces all the citizens and all areas of Selma. I want to do so in a manner that will be practical and respectful of the taxpayers of Selma.”
Jackson said, “Progress has been made but we need additional work on our aging infrastructure. We also need to protect our historic resources, and we need to be prudent in our spending.
Jackson has been a resident of Selma for 12 years. He holds a B.A. Degree in English/Communications from Campbell University and a M.A. in History from North Carolina State University. He ran unsuccessfully for town council in 2013 and 2015.
Two council seats are up for election this November. Both incumbents William Overby and Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Lacy have filed for reelection. John Radford has also filed for a council seat.