Candidates gear up to run for county commissioner

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 05:03 PM.

Liner agrees that change is needed after nearly 20 years with the same representative.

“There’s got to be a change. Twenty years is way too long,” he said. “You just have to have newer blood and thinking that you don’t have ownership of that seat.”

Liner also would like to see Havelock and Harlowe get their fair share of county financial support.

“I feel that we don’t have a big enough voice on the eastern end of Craven County,” Liner said. “I think I am strong and I am determined to get points across that affect all of the eastern portions of the county.

“I want to make sure that there’s a voice heard for the people in eastern North Carolina that the Craven County taxes are being used to support all of Craven County and not just a select portion of the county.”

In District 5, incumbent Craven commissioner Theron McCabe, a Democrat, has served two terms and said last week that he intends to file to run again. McCabe represents the Harlowe area and eastern Craven County.

The filing period begins Feb. 10 at noon and runs to Feb. 28 at noon. Potential candidates must live in the district in which they are filing. The filing fee is $115.44. Candidates who have filed must set up a financial committee within 10 days of filing.

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