Beaufort County Elected Officials

Sheriff

Ernie Coleman Ernie Coleman

Phone: 252-946-7111

[email protected]

I was born in Fayetteville, NC and raised in Rocky Mount in a Christian, conservative home with my mother, father, and 4 brothers. I attended public schools in Nash County and graduated from Northern Nash Senior High School in 1979. My first vote was cast for Ronald Reagan in November, 1980.In 1981, I enlisted in the United States Air Force. During my enlistment, I was assigned to Strategic Air Command. My primary duty was to remove and replace Nuclear Warheads and Guidance Control sections on Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles. I was trained in counter terrorism, executive protection, and possessed a Top Secret security clearance through the United States Air Force. I had extensive weapons training and was awarded a ribbon as a small arms expert. I left Military service in 1985 after 4 years of service with an Honorable Discharge. I then served 2 years on reserve before completing my Military obligation.

Register of Deeds

Jennifer Leggett Whitehurst

Jennifer Leggett Whitehurst

 

 

 

Mailing Address: PO Box 514 Washington, NC 27889

Address: 112 W. 2nd Street Washington, NC 27889

Phone: 252.946.2323

Fax: 252.946.7938

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.beaufortcountyrod.com

Commissioner

Stan Deatherage

Stan Deatherage

Phone: 252-944-3905

stan.deatherage
@co.beaufort.nc.us

 

 

Stan Deatherage, will continue his Conservative endeavors to shrink the scope of government here in Beaufort County to effect:
  • A more responsive People's government that truly provides the services that our responsible citizens need;
  • A People's government that wisely provides fundamental services, rather than act as a granting authority for the whim of special interests;
  • Beaufort County government's far wiser use of the People's treasury to reduce the need to ever raise taxes, and lower property taxes when possible by cutting duplicate and nonessential services, which has caused wasteful spending.
  • The remaking of Beaufort County government into a more efficient governing body; more representative of a far more conservative process of enacting the three tenants of proper governance: Prudent Budgeting; Vigilent Oversight; and Wise Policy.

Commissioner

John Rebholz

Phone: 252-402-7617

203 Ashley Ln
Chocowinity, NC 27817 

[email protected]
co.beaufort.nc.us
 

The County needs to have a comprehensive and supported plan to grow private sector jobs. Again not an easy problem to tackle, but one the citizens of Beaufort County deserve to have tackled. Economic development requires that we understand the needs of companies and work with them to meet those needs. It requires that all the players’ work together to support the plan. Most importantly development or job growth requires a workforce capable of meeting the demand of business. Working with the School District and the Community College we can and must have a ready workforce. A lot has improved in recent years with our First Responders’ skills and techniques. They are saving the lives of Beaufort County residents. I will work against any attempt to lower the quality of the services they provide. All the citizens of this county deserve a high level of service.

Commissioner

Hood Richardson

Hood Richardson

  hood.richardson
@co.beaufort.nc.us

I have been a Beaufort County Commissioner for 22 years.  I am a native of North Carolina.  I am married and have three children with my first wife who is deceased.  My present wife, Shirley, and I are raising a granddaughter, Violet. I believe in the right to life, and a strict interpretation of the US Constitution based on the founding fathers original intent.  I believe in drug testing all persons who receive welfare of any kind I believe in the right to bear arms. I am a conservative Republican.  I believe is smaller government, lower taxes and less regulation.  I am a Christian. I believe in sealing the US border.  I believe in admitting immigrants on short term work visas (six months maximum).They would leave the country for one month and return on another six month visa.  I believe in finger printing and computer registration to control the visa system.  I believe legal immigration should be the only route to citizenship. 

Commissioner

Randy Walker

Phone: 252 945-3453

144 Indian Trail 
Washington, NC 27889

[email protected]
co.beaufort.nc.us
 

 

I am a life-long resident of Beaufort County. North, South, East or West we are one county regardless of what some may say. And no matter what part of the county you live in a tax increase is a terrible thing. While traveling all across the county the past few months you have made it very clear the struggles we all are having. Your biggest concern -- that I hear over and over again -- is the pain these commissioners have put on us by raising our taxes every single year of late. That's why I am making a promise to you that as your next commissioner I will NEVER vote for a tax increase.

Commissioner

Frankie Waters

Frankie Waters

 Phone: (252) 935-5422

482 Pike Road
Pantego, NC 27865

frankie.waters
@co.beaufort.nc.us

 

Occupation: Agribusiness Consultant / Real Estate Broker / Insurance Agent
Address: 482 Pike Road / Pantego
Education: BS in Agricultural Economics / NC State University
Qualifications: Banker for 30-years / Small business owner for last 18-years / Current Chairman of Beaufort County Board of Commissioners / Past President of TriCounty Broadband and TriCounty Foundation / Past Chairman of Beaufort County Hospital board of trustees / Past director of both the NC & VA Agribusiness Councils / Pungo Ruritan Club-Current Secretary & Past President
Campaign Issues: 

  • Public Safety...continue to support funding for our Sheriff’s Office. This includes one school resource officer for each of the 14 schools in the county serving a total of 7,000 students. The SROs were recently approved in the 2018-2019 Budget.
  • Paramedic EMS...favor the current model of paid and volunteer EMS departments. Having paramedics available 24/7 on both sides of the Pamlico River continues to assist every citizen, volunteer fire department and law enforcement officer.
  • Education...will work hard to improve and fund our public schools and community college. We depend on both to meet the workforce requirements of our business community. Support early college high school program at BCCC.
  • Economic Development...improve & grow the county’s tourism, hospitality, retirement communities, soft industry, agribusiness, commercial and sport fishing. A skilled workforce provided by our schools and community college will enhance our opportunity to expand core industries and create new jobs.
  • Solar Facilities...support the current mortarium while the county’s solar ordinance is updated to include minimum setbacks, improved landscaping and EPA approved panels. Will support state legislation to remove the restriction that allows county governments to only tax solar facilities owners @ 20% of cost.