Just days after District Court Judge R. Dale Stubbs announced he would not seek re-election in 2016, local attorney Frank Wood announced Friday he would run for the seat.
“After discussions with my family, friends and colleagues, I am excited to announce today that I am a candidate for this 11th Judicial District seat covering Johnston, Harnett and Lee Counties,” Wood said. “Judge Stubbs has had a distinguished career as a private practitioner, prosecutor and Judge and I am honored to have the opportunity to pursue his seat.”
Wood is a lifelong resident of Johnston County and has practiced in district courts for over 18 years.
“I am a product of the Johnston County public education system and was also a teacher’s assistant working with special needs children before I decided to attend law school at Campbell. My family and I have always been active in the community and I presently serve on the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club of Johnston County, The Salvation Army and the Johnston County Education Foundation. My grandfather, Aaron D. Wood, served as Sheriff of Johnston County and my dad, Dr. Jerry F. Wood, was a County Commissioner.”
“I believe it is now my time to step up and serve the people of this community and the 11th judicial district. In addition to applying the facts of each case to the applicable law and the legal standards of proof, I also believe a Judge should represent the values of his community in applying those standards and I feel I am a good representative of those values. I believe both my life and legal experiences make me an excellent choice to succeed Judge Stubbs. I look forward to speaking to the citizens of Johnston, Harnett and Lee Counties about my candidacy in the months to come.”