A second Republican candidate has announced their intentions to file for the NC House seat being vacated by Representative Leo Daughtry.
On Wednesday, Timmy Strickland of Selma announced plans to file for the NC House District 26 seat.
Strickland was a candidate in last week’s Selma Town Council race but lost. Even though his name appeared on the ballot Strickland said he dropped out of the race and did not campaign after his father suffered a stroke.
Strickland, 48, the owner of Strickland’s Home Surveillance & Safety Products, said “Leo Daughtry has done a wonderful job and I would like to continue and carry on what he has done for North Carolina.”
Strickland said if elected he would work towards increasing teachers pay, bringing more jobs to North Carolina, and improve Medicaid.
Strickland, a Johnston County native, attended Smithfield Selma High and Carteret Community College. He is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Selma and a volunteer at the Selma Visitors center and with the American Red Cross.
On October 20th, Johnston County School Board member Donna White of Clayton announced she will run for Daughtry’s seat. “Since Representative Daughtry has announced his retirement for next November and with the filing period for that seat opening on December 1st, I have prayed and consulted God, my family, and friends and I believe that it is time for me to take to Raleigh the skill and experience that I have exhibited as a current member of the Johnston County Board of Education.”
White said she would continue to serve in her current office on the school board until her term ended in November 2016. She has been a member of the board of education since 2004. Read previous story here: http://www.jocoreport.com/school-board-member-donna-white-announces-bid-for-nc-house/
Rep. Daughtry announce Oct. 13th he would not seek re-election in 2016.