I am a candidate for District 25 of the North Carolina House of Representatives. As a former school board member, former community college trustee, caregiver for an elderly disabled parent, and recently retired state employee, if elected, I pledge my support to improving public education and to helping those who are not in a position to vote on issues which directly impact their quality of life.
This is a large district with many twists and turns, however, I am committed to travel it in its entirety in order to become a voice for all who live within its boundary. Having worked as a legislative assistant for the late Senator Jim Ezzell , I know the importance of remaining in touch with your constituency, of being their voice in any elected position. If elected, I will not march in "lock step" but will remember the advice of Senator Ezzell "to always remember those who put you here and vote for them".
It would be my great honor to represent District 25 in the State House and I solicit the vote of each of its registered voters. Together we can return the General Assembly of North Carolina to its rightful position…the voice of the people.
Born in Castalia, Nash County 9/28/1944 to Millard Guy Murray and Mary Nell Kearney Murray
Married to Brooks Mills
Children - Brent Cone (Jennifer), Mark Cone (Nicole) and Robyn Cone Reynolds (Ron) all of Spring Hope area (all children graduates of Southern Nash Senior High)
Grandchildren - Ashley Ballard (Husband Brady- currently living in Utah), Natalie and Mason Cone, Andrew, Sean, Amanda and Meagan Cone and Ryleigh Reynolds
Retired State Employee (DMV 1994-2011), legislative assistant for 14 sessions in the NC General Assembly(1973-1987), President's assistant for economic development entity Triangle East of NC (1987-1992), Governor Jim Hunt's legislative lobby staff (1993-1994)
Nash Technical College Board of Trustees and Nash Community College Board of Trustees.
Elected to Nash County Board of Education 1982 and 1986. Elected to Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education 1990 and 1992. Served 2 years as Chairman of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education.