State Rep. Grady Leaving To Seek Onslow County Clerk's Job

Twelve-term state Rep. Robert Grady will run for Onslow County clerk of court this year instead of re-election to another term in the North Carolina House.

Grady told The Daily News of Jacksonville on Thursday he won't run for the House seat he's held since first winning in 1986.

The 59-year-old Republican says he wants to run for clerk of court because that job touches the lives of almost everyone in a county and he believes he can operate the office more efficiently and save taxpayer money.

Grady says he'll miss his time serving in the House, where he helped get legislation passed to create a veterans' cemetery in Jacksonville and to expand the local community college.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by mike Location: richlands on Jan 15, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    grady help put the screws to state employees so look out court house .
  • by ted Location: Jacksonville on Jan 9, 2010 at 05:44 AM
    When he goes maybe he will take Purdue with him . I hope the voters of onslow county will keep him out of the register of deeds office . It seems like Pollard is trying to update the office . Grady is part of the problems with the state
  • by public servant Location: countryside on Jan 8, 2010 at 05:47 PM
    I'm not from Onslow County so don't know anything about this man. But at 59 years old he will retire before he learns what is needed to do the work of the Clerk of Court. There are many different sets of laws for several types of departments and the employees will not want to train him.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    I'm glad, lets replace him with a fired up conservative which will stand up & do the right things for our state & won't bow to pressure from the lib's.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    Pete is right, enough is enough. A clean sweep is called for. We will lose a few good ones, but the vast majority has to go.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    Get while the getting is good Grady.remember the mass kick out begins in november 2010.kick them all out.no incumbants period!ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
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