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Political group endorses candidates; forum set

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By Seth Thomas Gulledge
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A political action group called Greenville Jobs Now has released a statement of support for a slate of candidates running for the City Council in the Nov. 7 election.

The statement released last week said the group supports candidates with agendas friendly to bringing jobs to Greenville. It said the group is concerned with creating a more nurturing environment for businesses in Greenville to attract new jobs and retain young professionals from East Carolina University and Pitt Community College. 

“Greenville has grown dramatically, but we must do better in nurturing an environment attractive for new employers,” the release said. “As the leader of eastern North Carolina, we can and must do better to help employers and young professionals call Greenville home.”

The release had no contact information or background about Greenville Jobs Now. The organization has no website.

According its incorporation information with the Secretary of State’s offices, it was founded in May 2015 and maintains its offices in Raleigh NC, at 8510 Six Forks Road. It is registered under the Raleigh based lawyer, Roger Knight, who is also is listed at the registered agent for Advocates for Alamance Education, Craft Freedom NC and the NC Fund For A Conservative Future.

Knight also represented the N.C. House Legislative Partners, which supported the election of conservative candidates across the state. Greenville Jobs Now endorsed the following candidates in the Greenville City Council race: P.J. Connelly for mayor; Brian Meyerhoeffer, At-Large; Kandie Smith, District 1; Rose Glover, District 2; Will Bell, District 3; Darrell Hinnant, District 4; William Litchfield, District 5.

Uptown Greenville Forum

The Uptown Greenville ogranization has set a date for a forum it will be holding for all candidates running for political office in Greenville. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at ECU’s Willis Building, 300 E First St., Greenville, NC 27858. 

Campaign Notes is a regular column during the election season. Contact Seth Gulledge at sgulledge@reflector.com and 329-9579 to share your news.