• Town of Farmville

    Mayor and Commission Candidates

    John O. Moore

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    What is your current job title?

    Broadcasting professional


    What is your highest level of education?

    My highest level of education was an two-year degree from then Pitt Technical Institute. Following that I completed course work for a radio license at Elkins Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. My last venture in continuing education was to successfully complete course work at Lenoir Community college to become an auctioneer.


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

    If re-elected, my top priorities are economic development and housing development. The quality of life in Farmville is exceptional. Focusing on our growth and having affordable and safe housing available will add to that quality of life.


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

    I have served the town of Farmville for nearly 14 years. Through the years, we have involved the constituency on volunteer boards, committees and special projects. If re-elected, my intention will be to continue to involve the members of the community in this capacity.


    Why should voters choose you for the position you are running for?

    My term as Mayor of Farmville began in December 2019. Just as the current board went to work on plans for the town, we were shut down by a pandemic, same as the rest of the world. Instead of retreating into a shell, wondering what was next, I worked closely with town management, department heads and the Board of Commissioners to establish plans to keep things moving forward in Farmville. Together we successfully came through the worst that 2020 had to offer and we came out ahead. Our citizens didn't lose any services from the town. We worked through mandates, guidelines and recommendations, all while still serving our customers without any tax increases. In addition, we enjoyed the addition of new businesses, began new housing developments with new construction all with a focus on our schools. The new home construction should be attractive to young families because of its proximity to our unique four-school campus. I think my record shows that economic development, housing and education are all top priorities. My commitment to the quality of life in Farmville, for ALL of Farmville is why voters should vote for my re-election as Mayor.


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

    The three things I most want the voters to know about me is that I am a man of character and integrity and that I make myself accessible to the voters. I don't shy away from issues or concerns. Again, quality of life in Farmville is important. Knowing that the citizens can come to me personally with their concerns is important to me. It is also important that they know if I don't have an answer, I will find someone who does. Everyone deserves to live their best life. That is important to me.


    Is there anything else you wish to say?

    If I was to say anything else to the voters, I would encourage them to look past party affiliations. Look at the candidate's contributions to the community along the lines of service. Look at their life experience. I believe that everything a candidate does or has done is valuable. I bring to the table 55 years of business experience and 28 years of military service along with many years of service in some capacity to Farmville, Pitt County and the state of North Carolina. My life experiences offer a unique perspective on facing issues and opportunities. I think that I am the right candidate for this office.

    Alma Cobb Hobbs

    Office campaigning for: 

    Farmville Board of Commissioners


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    David Lee Shackleford

    Office campaigning for: 

    Farmville Board of Commissioners


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