Local insurance agent Stanley Johnson filed earlier today (Thursday) for a seat on the Four Oaks Town Board.
Johnson, 53, is seeking his first elected office.
“I love the Town of Four Oaks,” Johnson told WTSB News. “This my home. I’ve walked the streets from Four Oaks Elementary School to Austin’s Drug many times to get an orange aid. I realize Four Oaks has to grow but I hope the small town charm will remain forever. I want to do my part to preserve the small town way of life for my children and future generations.”
Johnson is married to his wife, Dana. They have two children, Claire, 23, and Grayson, 13. Claire recently graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in communications. Grayson is a rising 8th grader at Four Oaks Middle.
Johnson and his wife own and operate Insurance Concepts in Dunn. He is active in the Four Oaks Citivans where he has served 2 years as president and served as a softball and basketball coach. He is a member of the Johnston County Local Emergency Planning Commission. He served 4 years on the Four Oaks Elementary School PTA, two of those years as president. He is a past member of the Dunn Kiwanis Club and Benson Chamber of Commerce.
Johnson is the sixth candidate to file for two seats on the town council. Incumbent John G. Hatch filed for reelection on Tuesday. Mike Hines, Walter Rabon, Danny Toppings and Roy Adams have also filed. At last check, Incumbent Commissioner Walter Holt had not filed.
Mayor Linwood Parker filed earlier this week for reelection.