A snowy day didn’t keep the filings away — one more on Tuesday was added to Monday’s tally as Clerk of Court Norman Wayne Naylor made official his intention to seek a fourth term in the Sampson post.
Surrounded by family and friends at the Sampson County Board of Elections shortly before noon Tuesday, Naylor signed the dotted line to run again for the position, one he called “rewarding.”
“I have served the citizens of Sampson County as Clerk of Superior Court for 11 years and look forward to the opportunity to continue this rewarding and fulfilling service,” Naylor said in a prepared statement. “As clerk for Sampson County, I have had the pleasure of meeting many great people of this county and have had the opportunity to assist them in many different situations.”
Naylor said he always has “an open-door policy for each and every person that has a concern or need to talk with me.”
Prior to becoming clerk in 2002, Naylor served as a Sampson County commissioner for 10 years, leaving when he was elected to the clerk’s position. He is married to Norma Jackson Naylor.
The couple have a son, Shannon, and daughter-in-law Lisa Dixon Naylor and are proud grandparents of granddaughters McKenzie and Edye. Naylor is a member of Moriah United Methodist Church, where he chairs the finance committee.
“My family and I are believers of deep faith and a Christian household,” Naylor remarked.
He is also a farmer, dedicating many years of his life in farming and agriculture, currently working with son Shannon in a family hog operation. He said he wants to continue to have the same dedication as the local Clerk of Court, and asked for the support of the county’s citizens.
“With prayers and continued support from the wonderful citizens of Sampson County I hope to continue my service as your Clerk of Superior Court,” Naylor stated.
No one has filed in opposition to Naylor, who was the sole filing Tuesday following six — four county commissioner hopefuls, Sen. Brent Jackson and Rep. Larry Bell — within the first hour of the filing period Monday. The filing period will close on noon Friday, Feb. 28.
Chris Berendt can be reached at 910-592-8137 ext. 121 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.