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Who’s running for election in Smithfield, Clayton and the rest of Johnston County

Here are the candidates who filed for municipal races in Johnston County. All municipal elections in Johnston County are a nonpartisan plurality.

* denotes incumbent

Archer Lodge

Mayor:

Name: Matt Mulhollem*

Address: South Murphrey Road, Clayton

Political Experience: Mayor (Elected 2009, three terms)

Career: Buyer at The Tarheel Electric Membership Assoc.

Town Council (2 seats):

Name: James “Jim” L. Purvis III*

Address: Rufus Lane, Clayton

Political Experience: Vice Chairman, Archer Lodge Planning Board (Elected 2016, two terms)

Career: Retired, Approved Christian Ministry volunteer for Central Prison

Name: J. Mark Jackson*

Address: Bristol Circle, Clayton

Political Experience: Council Member (2014-present)

Career: Retired army

Name: Clyde Castleberry*

Address: Castleberry Road, Clayton

Political Experience: Mayor Pro-Tem (2018 – present), Council member (2009-2018)

Career: Petroleum Manager at Hilco Transport

Benson

Mayor:

Name: Jerry Medlin*

Address: North Lincoln Street, Benson

Political Experience: Mayor of Benson (Elected 2017, served 18 months)

Career: Retired

Town Board of Commissioners (3 seats):

Name: Casandra P. Stack*

Address: Porter Street, Benson

Political Experience: Mayor Pro-Tem (Appointed 2018,) Commissioner (Elected 2003, four terms)

Career: Referral Coordinator at Rex Health Care

Name: Curtis Dean McLamb*

Address: Willmont Court, Benson

Political Experience: Commissioner (Elected 2015, one term)

Career: Work Management Specialist at Piedmont Natural Gas

Name: Max Raynor*

Address: Dogeye Road, Benson

Political Experience: Commissioner (Appointed 2012, elected 2015, about two terms)

Career: Optometrist at Professional Eye Care

Clayton

Mayor:

Name: Jody L. McLeod*

Address: South Smith Street, Clayton

Political Experience: Mayor (Elected 2003, four terms), Mayor Pro-Tem (Appointed 1995, one term), Councilman (Elected 1993, one term)

Career: Owner at Annie V’s Inc.

Town Council (2 seats):

Name: Jason Thompson*

Address: West Blanche Street, Clayton

Political Experience: Councilman (Elected 2011, two terms)

Career: COO/Director Samaritan Ambulance Service, 20 Year Volunteer and 10 years as Chief at Clayton Area EMS, current vice president at Johnston County EMS Association

Name: Robert Satterfield*

Address: Walden Way, Clayton

Political Experience: Mayor Pro-Tem (Appointed, Dec. 2001-2005) and Councilman (Elected 1997-2017, appointed to a remaining 11-month term in Dec. 2018)

Career: Retired Clayton volunteer fireman

Name: Avery Everett

Address: Woodbriar Street, Clayton

Career: Manager at Chick-fil-a

Four Oaks

Town Council (3 seats):

Name: Carles R. Surles*

Address: Forest Hill Drive, Four Oaks

Political Experience: Town Council Commissioner (Selected August 2018 to replaced former commissioner)

Career: Johnson & Johnson in Benson and Johnston County Government – Solid Waste Division

Name: Jeffery Franks

Address: Oaks Park Drive, Four Oaks

Career: Hospitality

Name: Vic Medlin*

Address: Spring Branch Drive, Four Oaks

Political Experience: Commissioner (Elected 2003, four terms)

Career: Sales at AXIS Corrugated Container

Name: Andy Hardy*

Address: E. Stanley Street, Four Oaks

Political Experience: Town Commissioner (Appointed 2016, one term)

Career: Chief Financial Officer, South River EMC

Name: Walt Rabon

Address: E. Lewis Street, Four Oaks

Political Experience: Johnston County Libertarian Party County Chairman (Elected January 2019)

Career: Warehouse Manager at Olde Town Supply

Kenly

Mayor:

Name: Bonnie Hartley Williamson*

Address: Bailey Street, Kenly

Political Experience: Mayor (Elected 2017, one term)

Career: Dealer Registration Coordinator at Manheim North Carolina

Town Council (3 seats):

Name: Page Redmon

Address: E. Fremont Street, Kenly

Career: Independent Consultant at Tupperware

Name: Keith Davis*

Address: South Gardner Ave, Kenly

Political Experience: Mayor Pro-Tem (Elected 2015, one term)

Career: Teacher at North Johnston High Teacher

Name: LaWanda M. Neal

Address: N. Gardner Ave, Kenly

Career: Deputy Register of Deeds at Johnston County Government

Name: Bobby Peele*

Address: Woodard Street, Kenly

Political Experience: Town Council (Elected 2015, one term)

Career: Salesman at Colony Tire

Micro

Mayor:

Name: Walter “Jay” Warren*

Address: N. Railroad Street, Micro

Political Experience: Mayor (Elected 2016, two terms)

Career: Locomotive Engineer at CSX Transportation

Town Board of Commissioners (3 seats):

Name: Jay Langston*

Address: N. Highway 301, Micro

Political Experience: Police Commissioner (Elected 2015, two terms)

Career: Tech Service at Bridgestone

Name: Russel L. Creech*

Address: S. U.S. Highway 301, Micro

Political Experience: Commissioner (Elected 2015, two terms)

Career: General Contractor at 21st century Builders

Name: Kevin Worley*

Address: N. Davis Street, Micro

Political Experience: Commissioner

Career: Locksmith at KW Locksmith

Pine Level

Mayor:

Name: Jay “Jeff” Holt*

Address: W. Pine Street, Pine Level

Political Experience: Mayor (Elected 2005, seven terms), Board of Commissioners from 1993-1999 and 2001-2005.

Career: Owner of Airflow Products Company, Inc.

Town Board of Commissioners (4 seats):

Name: Jimmy F. Garner*

Address: South Capps Street, Pine Level

Political Experience: Town Commissioner (Elected 2004, eight terms)

Career: Owner of Jimmy’s Towing

Name: Phil Pittman*

Address: W. Blanche Street, Pine Level

Political Experience: 26 years; Mayor (1989-1983, two terms, 2003-2005, one term) Commissioner (1987-1989, one term, 1999-2003, two terms, 2005-present, seven terms)

Career: Retired Public School Social Studies Teacher, Coach at North Johnston High School

Name: Greg Baker*

Address: E. Pine Street, Pine Level

Political Experience: Town Commissioner (Elected 2013, three terms)

Career: Hospital Management at Johnston Health in Smithfield

Name: William H. (Bill) Radford

Address: Crescent Street, Pine Level

Career: Retired from Wayne County Department of Health, part-time dentist

Princeton

Mayor:

Name: Donald B. Rains*

Address: Azalea Drive, Princeton

Political Experience: Johnston County Delegate, 2008-present, Mayor, 2001-present, Board of Directors for Triangle J. Council of Government, 2001-present

Career: Real Estate and Retail Hardware at Community Hardware

Town Board of Commissioners (2 seats):

Name: Walter A. Martin Jr.*

Address: W. Second Street, Princeton

Political Experience: Police Commissioner (Elected 1999, four terms)

Career: Private Investigator, Truth Investigations of Princeton

Name: Mike Rose*

Address: S. Center Street, Princeton

Political Experience: Town Commissioner (Elected 2015, one term)

Career: Self-employed at QuickShirts, Inc.

Name: Scottie Brown

Address: Clover Drive, Princeton

Political Experience: Town Commissioner (filled the remainder of Larry Withrow’s unexpired term)

Career: Orders Analyst at Caterpillar

Selma

Mayor:

Name: Cheryl L. Oliver*

Address: South Massey Street, Selma

Political experience: Mayor (Elected 2012, four terms)

Campaign Website: https://www.facebook.com/OliverForMayor/

Career: Mayor

Name: William E. Overby

Address: Dixie Drive, Selma

Political Experience: Council Member

Career: Retired

Town Council (2 seats):

Name: Roger Diegele

Address: N. Pollock Street, Selma

Political Experience: Planning Board, Board of Adjustment (Appointed November 2016)

Career: Retired Deli Manager, Food Lion

Name: Tommy Holmes*

Address: N. Webb Street, Selma

Political Experience: Councilman (Elected 2011, two terms)

Career: Retired

Name: Joseph Lee Scarboro

Address: Bennett Drive, Selma

Career: Retired

Name: Mark A. Petersen*

Address: W. Anderson Street, Selma

Political Experience: Councilman (Elected 20015, one term)

Career: Science Teacher at Johnston County Public Schools

Name: Bryon McAllister

Address: W. Anderson Street, Selma

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Career: Stay at home Dad

Smithfield

Mayor:

Name: Andy Moore*

Address: Cypress Point, Smithfield

Political Experience: Mayor (Elected 2015, two terms)

Career: Pharmaceuticals at Pfizer

Town Council (3 seats):

Name: Stephen Rabil*

Address: E. Wilson Street, Smithfield

Political Experience: Town Councilman-at-large (Elected 2015, one term)

Campaign Website: https://www.facebook.com/voterabil2015/

Career: Vice President, Rabil One

Name: John A. Dunn*

Address: Eden Drive, Smithfield

Political Experience: Town Councilman-at-large (Elected 2011, two terms)

Career: Certified Pubic Accountant, Dunn, Dunn & Oakes, CPAs, PLLC

Name: Roger Allen Wood

Address: Whitley Drive, Smithfield

Political Experience: Councilman (Elected 2013, one term,) Board Member on Recreation Advisory Committee

Career: Sales

Name: Jim Snyder

Address: W. Davis Street, Smithfield

Political Experience: Previously ran for mayor in 2015

Career: Retired

Wilson Mills

Town Council (2 seats):

Name: Johnny Eason*

Address: Country Valley Place, Wilson Mills

Political Experience: Councilmember and Liason for Sewer Dept. (Elected 2011, four terms)

Career: Retired after 16 years as owner and CEO of Dunn Scrap Iron & Metal

Name: Fleta A. Byrd

Address: Powhatan Road, Clayton

Political Experience: Planning Board (Appointed 2001 until 2006,) Planning Director (Appointed 2006 until 2012,) Councilman (Elected 2012, one term)

Career: Farmer at B+J Family Farms

Name: JC Triplett*

Address: Antler Drive, Clayton

Political Experience: Mayor Pro-Tem (Elected 2015, one term)

Career: Retired

Name: Joe Parrish

Address: Talton Farm Rd, Smithfield

Political Experience: Councilman

Career: Owner at Parrish Cleaning Service Inc.

Name: Carolyn Whitley Dobbin

Address: Family Drive, Clayton

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Career: Retired

Jacquelyn Melinek covers metro news for the News & Observer, where she works to update readers about the latest in government, crime, schools and other local news stories. She is a Stembler Scholar, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Media and Journalism and grew up in Westchester, New York.
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