2014-03-15 / Front Page

Granville’s Dalton Huff seeking District 2 House seat

By tim chandler
Courier-Times editor

Dalton Huff Dalton Huff Dalton Huff, a Democrat from Granville County, is one of six candidates who are seeking the District 2 House seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives this year.

W.A. (Winkie) Wilkins, D-Person, announced earlier he would not seek a sixth consecutive two-year term in the N.C. House. District 2 is comprised of all of Person County and a large portion of Granville County.

Three Democrats and three Republicans filed for the seat. The top Democrat and Republican will advance past the primary election in May to square off in the general election in November.

In addition to Huff, the other Democratic candidates in the primary election field include Roxboro attorney Brent Groce and Ray Jeffers, the current vice chairman of the Person Board of County Commissioners.

Republican candidates seeking the District 2 House seat post include Roxboro’s Greg Bass and Larry Yarborough, along with Sandra Hendrick Berry of Oxford.

Huff, 23, wrote in a prepared release, “Politics morphed from an amateurish interest at 11 years old into a passion as I aged, eventually compelling me to join the North Carolina Student Legislature and the Student Government while attending Campbell University.”

Huff, a lifelong resident of Granville County, acquired a bachelor of arts from Campbell University, specializing in government and political science. His is the son of Darrell and Linda Huff and Granville County and has extended family members in Person County.

“As a farmer who descends from a long line of farmers, I seek to represent the working citizen and the network of business connections that engender development and stability in our district as a conservative Democrat,” Huff wrote. “My chief concerns while in service to my community would include strengthening education, preserving and advancing economic prosperity, and protecting the region’s rich agricultural heritage.

“To facilitate these goals, I intend to work closely with the leadership of the Democratic Party and the majority in Raleigh in carving a bright and bountiful future for all the citizens of Granville and Person counties, and for all North Carolinians,” Huff added.

One-stop voting, also known as early voting, will begin in advance of the May 6 primary election beginning on Thursday, April 24, and continuing until Saturday, May 3.

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