By Bob Shiles firstname.lastname@example.org
February 21, 2014
LUMBERTON — The race for the District 2 seat on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners got a little more crowded on Thursday.
Larry S. Graham, of Maxton, joined incumbent Hubert Sealey and former Commissioner Berlester Campbell in the May 6 Democratic primary. District 2 includes the Fairmont, Rowland and Maxton areas.
Graham is currently employed with the Robeson County License Plate Agency in Lumberton. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Saint Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg.
“It is my sincere desire to serve as a team player with current and/or future commissioners to provide our county with the best possible leadership to move us forward for a better county government.,” Graham said in a statement. “My commitment is for better educational opportunities, which means a stable and better economy. A better economy means a stronger tax base for better services for all citizens.”
Graham served as the field operation supervisor for Robeson County’s 2000 and 2010 U.S. census counts. He is a member of Saint Matthews Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Maxton, where he currently serves as chairman of the Finance Committee and chairman of the trustees board.
Graham is currently serving as chairman of the Maxton ABC Board and chairman of the Maxton Planning and Zoning Board. He is a past member of the Robeson County Board of Health.
The candidate filing period for the May primary continues through noon on Feb. 28.