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Incumbent Halifax County Commissioner Vernon Bryant has announced he will seek another term on the board.

He currently serves as chairman.


He released the following statement this weekend:

“On December 6, 2021, I plan to file for re-election seeking my fourth term on the Halifax County Board of Commissioners as an at-large candidate. I plan to continue the priorities as in my previous three terms which include the following: jobs, education, senior citizens, public safety and maintaining low property taxes.”

Bryant, chairman for the past seven years, said, “The biggest challenges facing Halifax County are economic development and education. The board of commissioners along with the economic development board of directors and executive director work closely in bringing economic development opportunities to our county. 

“The Halifax County Board of Commissioners fund all three public school districts based on average daily membership. Also, Halifax County provides additional capital funds to schools — when requested, needed and funds are available. The North Carolina Educational Lottery funds are provided for each school district as requested by the individual school districts. Halifax County also provides funding to Halifax Community College.”

Said Bryant: “I bring varied experience in many areas including education, government and business. My service in the community for the past 40 years has prepared me as I continue to serve as a Halifax County commissioner. The board in recent years has made many accomplishments which include better pay for county employees, Binderholz purchased Klausner II Sawmill in the Enfield area, Roseburg Forest Products in Weldon plans to bring a total investment of $200 million with plans to hire 137 full time jobs over a two-year period.”

He said, “Halifax County has a very good working relationship with schools and municipalities. As a commissioner, I plan to continue working together effectively for our community.”

He is married to the former Sandra Walden for 41 years and together they “are the proud parents of two adult children, Kendel Bryant Phillips and Kevin Walden Bryant. We are also grandparents to Eric and Lydia Faith.”