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Grover Smith has a long history of public service. That includes a stint as director of the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon in Africa

Grover Smith has a long history of public service. That includes a stint as director of the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon in Africa

Grover Smith has a long history of public service. That includes a stint as director of the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon in Africa

Harnett Commissioner’s Race Heats Up

Tom Woerner
Harnett County News Editor

The race for the District 4 seat on the Harnett County Board of Commissioners suddenly became crowded Tuesday with two candidates signing up to take on incumbent Dan Andrews, a Democrat.

Lillington Mayor Grover Smith, a Republican, and Lillington businessman Donald Ray Turlington, a Democrat, both filed for the office within three hours of each other Tuesday morning, with neither aware of the others filing until the early afternoon.

When told of Mr. Smith’s filing, Mr. Turlington said, “That is very interesting and it should be a good race.”

“I wasn’t aware of that, but it will be interesting,” Mr. Smith said of his potential opponent in the November General Election.

Mr. Smith is in his third year of his mayor’s term, his first elected position.

He said fiscal responsibility is one of the most important reasons he decided to file. “If chosen by the voters for this position, I will work diligently to find fiscally conservative approaches to meet the obligations of the county and to minimize the tax burden on our citizens, while addressing the wide range of needs confronting the county,” he said.

He also said his three years of experience in town government will help if he moves to the county level. “My time serving as mayor of Lillington has given me ample opportunity to see the extensive inter-relatedness of governmental activities to all the citizens of the area,” he said.

Mr. Smith has a long history of public service. That includes a stint as director of the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon in Africa. He also had a long career in education.

He beat incumbent Mayor James Walker by less than 50 votes in the 2001 race for mayor. He is a native of Harnett County, originally living in the Angier area.

He said he will remain in the mayor’s job until the election is completed. “If I win I will then resign the mayor’s position,” he said.

Mr. Smith is the only Republican who has filed for the seat.

Mr. Andrews filed for re-election on the first day of filing Monday, April 26.

“We still have a lot of unfinished business,” the three-term board member said at the time. “We’ve got all kinds of things we want to do.”

District 4 is made up of much of the northwestern parts of the county. The city limits of Angier and Lillington fall within the district.

The filing deadline for District 4, and all other seats up for election in the July primary, is Friday at noon.



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