Eugene Pearsall has officially filed for a spot on the Sampson County Board of Education.
The filing period for the March election began Tuesday morning, with Pearsall filing later in the afternoon. Pearsall is seeking to represent the Hobbton District, a position currently held by Glenn Tart, who announced last month that he would not be seeking re-election.
Pearsall was joined by his wife and children during the filing Tuesday.
“I have seen quite a few needs in the Hobbton District and I want to get the children the things they need,” Pearsall stated when he was interviewed earlier by The Sampson Independent.
Pearsall, who ran unsuccessfully for District 5 county commissioner during the 2014 election, currently serves on the Hobbton Advisory Board and has served on the Head Start of Sampson County Board and been actively involved within the Parks and Recreation Department of Sampson County.
In an attempt to bring attention to the many needs he has seen in the Hobbton District, Pearsall recently invited Rep. Larry Bell to attend the Hobbton Advisory Board meeting at Hargrove Elementary School.
“I wanted to get some answers on the needs of the Hobbton area,” Pearsall stated earlier. “It’s a real problem with the students don’t have books and they are asked to bring paper to school for the teachers to use.”
Pearsall grew up in the Faison area of Sampson County. As a child, Pearsall said he learned the value of working hard, humility and service. From a blue collar worker under the summer sun in the fields of eastern North Carolina, to a volunteer coach on a different kind of field for his son’s baseball team today, Pearsalls says he understands the bottom up approach it takes to not only build a community, but strengthen a community.
As the founder and current president of Eugene’s Trucking in Faison, Pearsall said he has used his skills to grow his self-made company from one simple truck to almost 50 vehicles.
Tuesday was the first day of the filing period for the March election. Filing ends Dec. 21.
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