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Humphrey pledges to represent all


State Rep. Chris Humphrey is joined by his financee Terry Light, left, while Lenoir County Clerk of Superior Court Dawn Stroud administers the oath of office during his swearing in ceremony Thursday. Humphrey represents state House District 12.


By Ginger Livingston
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The representative in Pitt County’s new state House District pledged to help all people without regard for the race, education, wealth or political affiliation as he took the oath of office last week.

State Rep. Chris Humphrey, R-Lenoir, made his promise during a ceremony at Lenoir Community College on Thursday.

“I promise you that I want to help all people in our district, without regard for education, race, wealth, political affiliation, or any other divisive category. We are all children of the same God,” Humphrey said. “I pledge to you that I will work to make Lenoir and Pitt Counties better for all us, and more importantly, better for our children.”

Humphrey represents House District 12, a new district that was created after the courts ordered the General Assembly to redraw its state legislative districts because the original plan was ruled unconstitutional.

District 12 consists of all of Lenoir County and a swath of southwestern Pitt County including Grifton, Ayden and portions of Winterville and Greenville.

Humphrey said he was grateful to hold his ceremony at Lenoir Community College because he received an associate of arts degree while serving on the student senate and being elected student government association president.

He went on to serve on the Lenoir Community College on the school’s Board of Trustees.

Humphrey thanked numerous supporters, starting with his fiancee, Terry Light, “like any good attorney, she has helped me to learn that sometimes I should use the right to remain silent,” and his mother, Alyce Humphrey.

“She really won this election,” Humphrey said. “I think she knows almost everyone in Lenoir County. My campaign adviser told me she does better than I do in polls, and she would beat me if she ever runs against me.”

Humphrey said he is ready to advocate for both the 12th District and all of eastern North Carolina.

“I truly believe that rural North Carolina is not getting our fair share and we need someone to stand up for our interests in Raleigh,” he said. “I am ready to be that advocate.”

Contact Ginger Livingston at glivingston@reflector.com or 252-329-9570.