November 9, 2015
Brenden Jones, candidate for N.C. House, issued the following statement upon learning of Rep. Ken Waddell’s announcement that he would retire at the end of this term:
“Rep. Ken Waddell announced this weekend that he will not seek re-election in 2016. Please join Angela and I in thanking Rep. Waddell for his service to our community and state. While we may have had policy disagreements, Rep. Waddell’s love for Columbus County is obvious.
“Some time ago I announced that I plan to seek the House seat next year. Those plans remain intact, and we will campaign hard to earn the right to represent Columbus, Robeson and Bladen Counties in Raleigh. I look forward to speaking with citizens throughout the region over the next year.”