This article was published in the Lenoir News-Topic; part of a series introducing candidates for city/town council in mayor in the eight municipalities in our county. To put the series together, I interviewed 45 candidates by phone.
In Lenoir, eight candidates are running for four seats on the city council. Three of the eight are incumbents; incumbent Lewis Price is not running.
Perkins, 67, has not previously served in a local elected office but has served on the Lenoir planning board.
Perkins said he wants to use his experience as a pastor and community activist to benefit the city. He said he’s most concerned with taxes, and with revenue cuts and other state actions that affect local governments.
“I see a lot of activities and a lot of things that are going positive,” he said. “I just want to be a part of a city and a part of an organization that’s really doing positive stuff and try to add what little expertise I can.”
Perkins is a full-time pastor and is the founder of the Learning Investment Network for Kids organization in Lenoir’s West End neighborhood. Continue reading