I am pleased that my friend and former colleague on the Vance County Board of Commissioners, Mr. Terry E. Garrison, is seeking re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives District 32 seat. I believe the citizens of Vance, Warren and northern Granville Counties have been well served by his representation in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Having served alongside Mr. Garrison on the Vance County Board of Commissioners for 22 years, I know something of the measure of the man. In serving as a Vance County Commissioner for 28 years, he was a recognized leader not only at the local level, but also at the regional, state and national levels. As president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, he worked tirelessly with members of the General Assembly on both sides of the aisle on key issues affecting our citizens. He currently serves on six standing committees, including Appropriations, Appropriations on Education and Appropriations on General Government Committees. He also serves on a number of House Democratic work groups for medicaid, rural jobs, public schools, broadband and housing. His primary focus remains on jobs, education and healthcare, with a particular emphasis on strengthening public schools, medicaid expansion and rural broadband. Rep. Garrison was a participant in the bipartisan process in the N.C. General Assembly that passed a number of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic and Security (CARES) Act bills to help individual families and businesses during the pandemic crisis. He maintains a strong emphasis on job creation and economic development, as well as youth development. He is the recipient of the State of North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine and is an inductee into the North Carolina Association of County Commissioner’s Hall of Fame. He enjoys a good name on Jones Street. He is a Godly man with deep spiritual roots. He has received numerous awards for service during his political career but I consider honor and integrity to be chief in his qualifications for public service. His wide range of experience in public service for nearly three decades attests to his commitment to serve the people. I am ready to continue with his proven leadership skills and experience in the North Carolina General Assembly working on behalf of all the citizens in our great state.

Thank you for your consideration of his candidacy for re-election to the North Carolina General Assembly.

Danny W. Wright served as a Vance county commissioner from 1982-2010 and is a Henderson resident.