The Political Agitator’s response: Rep. Angela R. Bryant Rocky Mount NC is currently serving as the Senator in District 4. Stay tuned!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/30/2015
“We CAN Do Better”
Halifax County – On December 21, 2015, Nash County native, Dr. James Mills, filed for the North Carolina Senate 4th District seat. For most of his life, Mills has resided in Halifax County. Mills has devoted most of his life to public service, putting to use the skills he acquired in business. In New York, he was an auditor at the headquarters of Shell Oil, located at One Rockefeller Plaza, in Manhattan. He also spent many years working in the manufactured housing business in Rocky Mount, Henderson and Roanoke Rapids, gaining many awards as a high achiever. He captured national attention when he was elected as the Mayor of Scotland Neck, the second largest municipality in Halifax County. He served two terms as mayor, and worked tirelessly to improve the economy of the town. During his term more homes were constructed in the town than had been in the ten years proceeding, two additional restaurants were opened, the town received over $1 million in grants to improve water and sewer, he established a fund to assist indigent people pay their utility bills, submitted the town’s first appropriation request to congress for $10 million for economic development, and established the Scotland Neck Senior Center.
Dr. Mills has received a huge number of honors and awards, including a Humanitarian Award, an Ambassador of Peace Award, African-American Hero Award, and a Doctorate of Divinity; but he is most proud of the people that he has been able to assist through the years.
Dr. Mills is married to Jean Mills and they have 5 children. Presently, he is a Deacon at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of North Carolina, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Eastern Carolina Christian College and Seminary.
Dr. Mills says, “There comes a time when we must take a stand for what we believe. I believe that we can work together to solve the problems that confront our communities. Ten years has revealed failed leadership, that resulted in no jobs, poor educational outcomes, poor health, greater unemployment, poor wages, loss of businesses, rise of drug use, criminalization of our youth, decaying housing stock, lack of housing construction, lack of assistance to small businesses, and higher taxes and lower property values. I know that we can do better.”