LUMBERTON — A former police chief was among four people to file on Friday as the two-week period to run for municipal office ended.
Sam Hunt was one of two people to file for a seat on that town’s Board of Commissioners.
Hunt, 53, is seeking his first elected office. A lifelong resident of the Fairmont area, he is a 1981 graduate of Fairmont High School, and received his associate’s degree in Police Science from Robeson Community College in 1983.
“If I am elected I want to bring the mentality of teamwork to the council,” Hunt said. “Teamwork brings victory and victory leads to low taxes, low unemployment rates and low crime rates … . It also can increase visitors to Fairmont and increase the number of people using our businesses.”
Hunt worked for the Rowland Police Department in 1983 and 1984, before he went to work for the Fairmont Police Department. At Fairmont, he worked up the ranks from sergeant, to lieutenant, to chief.
He worked as a Robeson County magistrate from 2005 to 2010. Since 2011 he has been employed at the N.C. Welcome Center on Interstate 95 near Rowland as a travel counselor.
Stein Ellefson also filed for the Fairmont board, but did not provide information to The Robesonian.
In Raynham, Datry Hunt Jr. filed for re-election to the Board of Commissioners, and Martha A. Watts filed as a challenger for the board. Neither candidate provided information to The Robesonian.
The election is Nov. 7. The Robesonian will publish a comprehensive list of all the candidates on Sunday.