TABOR CITY, N.C. – Brenden Jones, a Columbus County native and Tabor City businessman, officially filed as a candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives in District 46 on Thursday, Dec. 3. The district includes all of Columbus County and portions of Bladen and Robeson Counties.
“Our district is at a crossroads, and it is critical that we elect a forward-looking leader with a strong vision for our future,” said Jones. “I grew up in Columbus County. Southeastern North Carolina is my home, and I want it to be a place my two daughters will be proud to call home. When elected, I will fight to protect our agriculture industry, work to recruit private-sector jobs to our area, speak up on behalf of rural transportation needs and ensure that our three counties are not forgotten in regional economic development discussions.”
“I plan to run an active, aggressive campaign and look forward to re-connecting with the residents of District 46, hearing your concerns, and earning your vote,” Jones concluded.
Brenden Jones is a Columbus County native and graduate of Waccamaw Academy. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela, and they live in Tabor City with their two daughters. Jones has been a small business owner in Columbus County for over 15 years. He serves as a Deacon at Tabor City Baptist Church, where he has served as Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee and three terms on the Finance Committee.
Jones was appointed to the Rural Center board by Lt. Governor Dan Forest, where he served on the transition team and helped lead the effort to restore transparency and integrity to the center. He is a past member of the Columbus County Board of Elections and served as the board’s chairman. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocate, serves on the Tabor City Committee of 100, the board of the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Columbus County Committee of 100. Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed him to the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees.