Jeter running for state seat; several familiar names running
by Staff Writer
Jeter, who made his announcement over the weekend, said he had given a run a lot of thought after being courted by N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis and other state leaders.
“I spoke it over with (my wife) and I realized that I would be perfectly suited to address the needs of the state,” he said. “My background and experience fits with what the state needs.”
Jeter, a Republican, said he would focus on jobs by pushing for infrastructure improvements at the Wilmington Harbor, which, he added, could become the third largest port on the eastern seaboard.
Jeter filed to run after County Commissioner Jim Pendergraph, who lives in the 92nd district, decided to run for U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick’s seat after she said earlier this month she would not seek re-election.
Jeter faces Tom Davis and Robin Bradford for the seat.
Candidate filing ends next week. Visit www.huntersvilleherald.com for candidate filings as they come in.