Alderwoman Johnson seeks another term with Harrells

By: By Chase Jordan -

As a resident of Harrells, Kim Johnson has plans to continue her duties as an alderwoman.

She filed Friday with the Sampson County Board of Elections. Johnson came on the council to fill in for the partial term of Douglas Burley, before running for her first term. Johnson is now running for her second full term.

Johnson said she’s been very active in the community and wanted to help the council too.

“I am very proud to live in Harrells,” she said. “We have some wonderful residents and this is my way to make sure that the board acts in their benefit.”

As an alderwoman, the council has made improvements to the town’s park and cemetery. Renovations were also made to the Harrells Activity Center. It’s one of many improvements made on behalf of more than 200 people who call the town home.

“We continue to provide annual events such as the Memorial Day and our annual Sing Around the Christmas Tree for our community,” Johnson said.

If re-elected, Harrells would like to keep the ball rolling when it comes to upgrades throughout town.

“I would like to continue to see town improvements made that help beautify our community,” she said. “I am very interested in bringing new businesses to our town as well. I want to be a part of making Harrells a great place to live and raise a family.”

Johnson is the human resources director at Murphy Family Ventures in Wallace, which provides management services for businesses such as Admiral Outdoor Advertising, the Bill Carone Car Dealership, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. She has served in this position for 25 years.

She previously worked with Belk in Clinton, for approximately 15 years in the human resource department. Johnson attended the Sampson Community College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she majored in business.

The Harrells native is married to Allen Johnson and together, they have two children.

Kim Johnson recently refiled with the Harrells council. Johnson recently refiled with the Harrells council.
Alderwoman wants to continue improvements

By Chase Jordan