2018 Republican Candidates

MARK WALKER US House District 6: walker4nc.com

After sixteen years in vocational ministry, Mark Walker followed a new calling and launched an improbable campaign for Congress. With no political pedigree, connections or capital; he built a grassroots campaign that centered on one simple idea: people before politics.

Since swearing-in January of 2015, Walker is making a difference in reducing the waste and excess of the federal government; leading on anti-human trafficking legislation, removing Washington out of our classrooms and pushing for criminal justice reform.

In his first term, Walker became the only member to ever be elected to Chairman of the Republican Study Committee – this conservative caucus is the largest in Congress with over 150 House members. He has been a clear and consistent voice building coalitions and acting on his message of “effective conservatism.”

Originally from Florida where his father pastored for many years, Walker moved to North Carolina in 1991, working in finance management for the Flow Automotive organization. Walker’s wife, Kelly, is a family nurse practitioner and flight trauma specialist with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and helped launch the S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program in the late 1990’s. She holds her undergraduate and masters from Winston-Salem State University. Mark and Kelly have three children and are celebrating twenty-five years of marriage.

WALTER PETTY Chatham County Commissioner District 5: electwpetty.com

Walter Petty is a native of Chatham County and graduated from NC State in 1978 with a degree in Agriculture.

Walter grew up raising poultry, cattle, hay crops, and tobacco on the same farm that was tended by his Great Grandfather. Here he was taught commitment, hard work and integrity. He learned to be a good steward of the land and the livestock that provided an income for his family.

He worked for Bradshaw Supply Company, an equipment company in Siler City, serving the Ag industry. He continued in sales and management for Bradshaw until 1993, when he started an equipment rep business. This brought him into the generator business. He currently owns and operates Atlantic Power Solutions Inc., a generator company providing sales and service in the Southeast United States.

Walter has served Chatham County as District 5 County Commissioner since 2010. His many service roles have included the Agriculture Advisory Committee, Chatham Trades, the Economic Development Corporation, and he is a voting member of the Enhanced 911.

He has further contributed to Chatham County by his service on Local Emergency Planning, the Recreation Advisory Committee, Research Triangle Regional Partnership (voting member), Chatham Hospital Board of Trustees, Siler City Airport Authority and the Adult Care & Nursing Home Committee.

Walter has been married to Abby for 40 years and they have three sons. They are members of Tyson Creek Baptist Church. Walter participates in International mission work and community development in Haiti and Thailand.

BRIAN BOCK Chatham County Commissioner District 3: electbock.com

Brian has long history of serving his community. After graduating High school. he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as an Intelligence specialist until 1992. After leaving active duty he received a direct commission in the U.S. Navy reserve as an Intelligence officer and served another 10 years, retiring in 2004.

After leaving the U.S. Navy he embarked on a career as an investment professional, first as an account manager at a regional stock brokerage firm and eventually becoming Managing Director of the North and South Carolina region of SunTrust Bank's private asset management operations.

In 2010 he took a break from the investment profession to follow another passion of serving the community through elected office. He was elected to serve a four-year term as a Chatham County Commissioner where he served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board of Commissioners.

From 2011 - 2016 he owned and operated Amante Gourmet Pizza and Taproom.
As a Chatham Commissioner his record was one of focusing on the core functions of government and priority-based budgeting.

Commissioner Bock's leadership and policies led the county from stagnation to growth. Some of the specific accomplishments include:

  • Attracted 600% more private capital investment into the county from previous years.

  • Private employment annual payroll increases over 150% from previous years.

  • Almost 1200 new jobs were created

  • Chatham County became the first to have a State Certified Advanced Manufacturing Site, setting us up for future job growth.

  • Increased funding for education including teacher raises and upgrades to all of our facilities.

  • Working with private sector leaders, educators, and the community college created Central Carolina Works preparing our students for the 21st century workforce.

  • Implemented the strongest water protection regulations in NC to protect our drinking water.

    Brian currently serves on the Chatham County planning board where he continues to fight to protect private property rights and balance growth with protecting our rural character.

NEILL LINDLEY Commissioner District 4: electlindley.com

Neill Lindley is a native of Chatham County. Educated in the Chatham County school system and NC State University, Neill lives with his wife Cori on the farm where he was born. He is a fourth-generation dairy farmer and in 2006, he transitioned the farm to organic, becoming the only organic dairy in Chatham County. Along with his father and son, they continue their commitment to the environment.

A lifelong member of the South Fork Friends Quaker Meeting, Neill also serves on a mission team for disaster relief with the NC Friends Disaster Services.

Lindley is past President of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club and Vice President/Co-Chair for the Old Fashion Farmers Day Event. He also serves on the Board of Chatham Traders in Siler City.

Neill and his wife Cori have three children and one grandchild.

JAY STOBBS NC House District 54: jayforhousedistrict54.com

Residents of Chatham County since 2005, Jay Stobbs and his wife, MJ, are members of Triangle Presbyterian Church and Jay stays active in the community as a member of the American Legion. Most notably, Jay brings a life-long distinguished military and business background to NC politics.

A West Point graduate, veteran, and Eagle Scout, Jay served as a physics teacher in the U.S. Military Academy and as a commander in the Army Corps of Engineers in both combat and construction engineer units. In addition, his Master of Science (MS) degree paved the way for Jay’s work at the Pentagon on nuclear weapons issues. Evidence of a penchant for education, Jay also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree leading him to extensive experience problem solving in large organizations.

Jay’s vision to improve quality of life in District 54 includes advocating for the safety and security of teachers and students, bolstering the maintenance of clean water at Jordan Lake,reducing traffic congestion, attracting businesses to utilize a capable workforce, promoting opportunities extended by community colleges, planning for future growth trends, and championing the needs of veterans and their families.

TOM GLENDINNING NC Senate District 23: tgforncsenate23.com

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Tom Glendinning served in the United States Marine Corps and spent most of his life in business. At the age of fourteen, he was placed on the board of Glencliff Hospital and went on to serve as Vice President and President.

Tom’s service to the citizens of Chatham County is extensive, which includes the following boards and commissions: Chatham County Economic Development, Tax Appraiser, Planning Board, Board Equalization & Review and Board of Adjustment. He was a member of Saint Bartholomew Vestry and worked at various companies, including Green Glen contracting, Saralyn Corp real estate and Wastek recycling.

He was the first organic landscaper in North Carolina and founded the NC Composting Council and served on over a dozen nonprofit boards. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Tom’s passion is making sure people are being treated fairly by government and making the world a little safer and cleaner.


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