Joined by his family, Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore officially filed for reelection Friday afternoon at the Johnston County Board of Elections Office.
“I’m honored to serve the citizens of Smithfield as their mayor,” Mayor Moore told JoCoReport. “Smithfield is where I was born, where I grew up, where my children attend public schools, where my family attends church, and where Lydia and I love calling home. Mayor is a position that I don’t take lightly, and I enjoy seeing our community prosper. I know what is in store for Smithfield and the many possibilities that are on the horizon. I’m excited about where we are and what our future holds, and I want to continue to be part of a great Town Council that has a vision, are team oriented, and have the leadership abilities to keep us moving in the right direction.”
Moore was born and has lived most of his life in Smithfield. He attended Smithfield Selma High School, where he was a member of the baseball and football teams. He also served as President of the SSS Key Club, President of the National Honor Society, and was a Top 20 Senior.
After graduating from Smithfield Selma High School in 1989, Andy attended and graduated from North Carolina State University. While attending NCSU, Andy was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, where he served as Vice President and Pledge Master. It was at NCSU where Andy officially started his political career, serving two terms as a Senator in the North Carolina State University Student Senate.
Andy earned his North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s License in 1996 and served as Vice President of the family owned real estate business – Century 21 Suburban Real Estate, Inc. In 1999 Andy formed Moore Properties, LLC. serving as Managing Member, a position he still holds today.
He is starting his 20th year in the Pharmaceutical industry. He is currently a Director with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, leading a team of 58 professionals.
In addition to his “day job,” Andy has served the citizens of Smithfield and Johnston County for over 19 years on the Smithfield Town Council. Andy was first elected to the Smithfield Town Council in 1999 at the young age of 28. While on the Council, he served 6 years as Mayor Pro-Tem. In 2015, after serving four terms (16 years) as a Councilmember, Andy was elected to serve as the Mayor of the Town of Smithfield, a position he still holds today.
Andy is married to Lydia Whitley Moore and they have three children Hampton – 17, Griffin – 15 and Whitley Kate – 12. Andy and his family are members of Centenary Methodist Church in Smithfield.
One of Andy’s favorite quotes is, “Management is doing things right, Leadership is doing the right things.” Andy says he strives on a daily basis to make decisions based on what he thinks is the right thing for the entire Smithfield community.