Town of Grifton

    Voters Choose Three Board of Commissioners Candidates

    William K. Barnes - Candidate,  Grifton Board of Commissioners

    William K. Barnes

    Your current job and title:


    Senior Material Damage Appraiser for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance


    Your highest level of education:


    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Tech from ECU


    If you're elected or re-elected, what will be your top priority? Why?


    Establishing a Parks and Rec department and Chamber of Commerce. With the new housing being built and hopefully the town residence growing you need something for them to do in town instead of having to go elsewhere for entertainment and shopping.


    If you're elected or re-elected, how will you involve your constituents in the process of making decisions?


    When large, impactful things are brought before the board it is just a matter of asking [constituents] what are their thoughts.


    Why should voters choose you for the position you're running for?


    I feel the voters should choose who they feel is best and most in line with the political views. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to have their votes if they vote for me, but it makes me happier that they are voting and using that power to try and make changes in their community or their voice heard in the community that they live in. I also feel like I represent the citizens and I try and give them a voice that is sometimes not heard or ignored; I am not up there for any other reason.


    Which three things about you do you most want voters to know?


    I feel the above answer covers this question and the next….


    Jessica (Daigneault) Steelman - Candidate, Grifton Board of Commissioners

    Jessica (Daigneault) Steelman

    Your current job and title?


    I currently am a home health caregiver to two longtime residents of Grifton, as well as owner of a local cleaning business.


    If you're elected or re-elected, what will be your top priority? Why?


    I want to help Grifton grow! I am a mother of three boys, so the growth of Grifton is very personal to me. I want a community my children are proud of. I am very active in Grifton School PTA (I am the secretary). I’m involved in Grifton Baseball—I help coach, volunteer for concession stand. Anything that involves making activities for our younger citizens are of great importance to me, because one day these will be our future leaders!


    Why should voters choose you for the position you're running for?


    I am very involved in my community. I support Grifton School and Ayden-Grifton school. I am currently on the Grifton School PTA, Shad Festival Committee, and help coach and volunteer for Grifton Baseball League. I promote growth and have an open-door policy with all the citizens of my hometown. Grifton is my family; family come first!


    Is there anything else about you that you wish to tell voters?


    If re-elected I will try my best to serve my town. I am the change we need and the voice you deserve!



    Ed Beiner, Jr., Angela T. Gay, Mark R. Warren

    Awaiting candidate responses.