After 18 years as mayor, Linwood Parker will not seek reelection
Four Oaks Town Commissioner Vic Medlin has filed for the office of Mayor. Medlin formally filed Wednesday afternoon at the Johnston County Board of Elections Office in Smithfield.
Earlier this week Mayor Linwood Parker announced he would not seek another term in office.
Medlin has served 20 years as a town commissioner and currently is the mayor pro tem. Medlin said he wants to help the town grow.
“The direction the town is going currently, it is growing at a rapid pace. My main concern is sewer capacity. We are revitalizing the downtown area. It is an exciting time we are going through in the next few years and I want to be a part of that.”
Mayor Parker has served the Town for 34 years. He was first elected in 1977 to the town council and for the past 18 years has been mayor. He says he wants to devote more time to an alliance with the Town of Dunn and economic development. Combined with the demand of the alliance and his business, Parker said he will no longer have adequate time to devote to the mayoral duties.