LUMBERTON — John Jackson, a lifelong resident of Robeson County who lives in Fairmont, on Wednesday became the fourth person to file as a candidate for the seat on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners representing District 2.
“My primary reason for running is to do something for District 2 and help the people with county problems,” Jackson said in a statement. “I cannot see where the past commissioners have done anything for District 2. We need a commissioner that is going to help the district and make good decisions on other county issues that are facing us today. We need a change in leadership.”
Jackson is retired from Campbell Soup Company. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Management from Fayetteville State University.
Jackson, a former U.S. Marine, is a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairmont, where he serves on the church’s trustee board. He is married to Glenda Gail Jackson.
Incumbent Commissioner Hubert Sealey has filed to keep his seat, and former Commissioner Berlester Campbell and Larry S. Graham have also filed for the District 2 seat. All the candidates, including Jackson, are Democrats. No Republican has filed for the District 2 seat.
The candidate filing period for the May 6 primary, which began Feb. 10, ends at noon on Friday.