Jimmy Farrington, Republican, incumbent, District 4

Jimmy Farrington, Republican, incumbent, District 4

Part one: Let’s talk the issues in 25 words or less. 

1. Do you support the county sales tax referendum? What about the bond referendum for schools?

Yes. Yes. This is the common sense way to take care of these needs, not wants, without an undue burden on the local tax payer.

2. What is the most pressing issue facing the district you are running to represent?

There’s not one answer. COVID-19, mental health and substance abuse, insurance rates, access to beaches, flood insurance cost.

3. Do you support offshore testing, drilling and development off the state’s coast? 

There is no scientific data to development off our coast. This decision in my opinion will be made or not made several years from now. 

4. How can the county better adapt to climate change and prepare for future storms?

Through building codes & technics, homes and businesses are built more Efficient and Stronger in our County. 

5. Do you support school reopening in person, virtually or a hybrid model given the coronavirus pandemic?

I support the teachers, students, parents, staff and the board of education to make those decisions. 

6. Would you like to see the Confederate monument remain on courthouse grounds in Beaufort?

Yes, I am for leaving history in place and learning from the rights and wrongs.

Part two: Meet your candidate. 

Jimmy Farrington, 50, P.O. Box 4923, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Education: Graduated West Carteret High School 1988, N.C. landscape contractor, N.C. irrigation contractor

President: Yardworks Inc., established in 1988. 

Serve on the beach commission, Trillium Mental Health Board and the Carteret County Peer Recovery board.

Over the past eight years it has been an honor to serve the 4 district and all the citizens of Carteret County. I am amazed at the changes this county has gone through since my childhood. The people are what make us great and the spirit that lifts us up from what is sent our way, like COVID-19, hurricanes, tornadoes, have all truly made us stronger.

A good part of my focus since I started as a commissioner has been mental health and substance abuse. This to me is a top issue affecting our community and the entire country. There is “Never Enough” that we can do, our board as a team has made improvements like the Peer Recovery Center, Dix Crisis Center and working with young school students to stay away from drugs and the triggers that lead them down that path. Also working with inmates to get them into recovery while incarcerated. 

I hope you will allow me to serve four more years. 

Thank you,

Jimmy Farrington

 

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