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.
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.