Richard (Dickie) Braswell announced Thursday that he will file for the District 3 Commissioner seat being vacated by outgoing Chairman Chad Stewart on November 30, 2021. Mr. Braswell is a life-long resident of Johnston County, a real estate developer and retired construction company owner and chief executive officer.
The County Commissioners will appoint someone to fill out Mr. Stewart’s term. The election will be for the 2022-2026 open seat. Mr. Braswell ran in the 2018 Republican primary and narrowly lost to Commissioner Stewart by only 21 votes.
Mr. Braswell hailed Chairman Stewart as a respected and dedicated civil servant whose presence on the Board will be greatly missed. He praised the ABC Board for choosing a proven leader who always put the people of Johnston County first. Mr. Braswell congratulated Mr. Stewart on his new position and hopes he has continued success in all endeavors.
Mr. Braswell resides near Princeton in Lakeview Subdivision. He is married to Loretta Ellis Braswell from the Kenly area. They have a 14 year-old daughter who attends Princeton Middle School. The family attends church at Ignite Bible Fellowship Church near Pine Level.
Mr. Braswell has served as the Chairman of the Moccasin Creek Board for 22 years; on the Land Use Committee; Little League Board; and is Past Precinct Chairman for South Boon Hill.