Village of Simpson

    Voters Choose the Mayor (One Candidate Running) and Three Members of the Village Council

    Richard C. Zeck - Candidate, Village of Simpson Mayor

    Richard C. Zeck

    (Lone Mayoral Candidate)

    Your current job and title:


    Executive Director of the Pitt County Council on Aging


    Your highest level of education?


    Master’s Degree in Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan


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


    Our top priority continues to be improving long-neglected improvements to roads, ditches and infrastructure. Investing in these areas today will save limited funds for tomorrow when those items cost more due to inflation and neglect.


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


    It is important that all constituents understand that government is a two-way street, and unless the people participate, government becomes a one-way street possibly going in a direction that they do not believe is the correct direction.


    Getting involved is the only true way to make known to elected officials, constituents’ needs and desires for their community. We encourage our residents to attend meetings or contact city hall with their ideas, concerns or comments.


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


    The great thing about freedom is the ability to make free-willed choices. I would hope people make choices based on actions and not on words or promises. Our actions allow people to make better informed decisions on the direction of their elected officials.


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


    Core values most needed from politicians:

    1. Trust 2. Integrity 3. Ethical


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


    It is not a right to serve but rather an honor and privilege.

    Brenda Gatlin Hawkins, Mary Staton Moye, Dianne Thomas, James S. Vincent

    Awaiting candidate responses