Langston to run for state House

Published 1:31 pm Monday, January 23, 2012

Wayne Langston, 43, announced Sunday he will seek the Republican nomination for the state House’s 3 District seat, representing southern Beaufort County, Pamlico County and much of Craven County.

Langston lives in the Chocowinity precinct in Beaufort County.

The 3rd District seat is currently held by Norm Sanderson, R-Pamlico County. Sanderson is expected to run for the state Senate District 2 seat of retiring Sen. Jean Preston, R-Carteret County, according to an email announcing Langston’s candidacy.

“We are in terrible trouble with our budget situation. Among other things, we have borrowed over two billion dollars from the federal government to fund unemployment payments with no end in sight. Northeastern North Carolina needs representation within the GOP house majority, and I aim to provide that voice,” Langston, a real estate-management director, said.
Langston vows to vote the issues and not the straight party line.

“Sometimes our party is wrong. I was very disappointed to see the General Assembly impose a fee structure on what are now toll-free ferry routes. I do not favor government intervention in the citizen’s right of passage on the public transportation grid. When I get to Raleigh I will work to repeal this flawed legislation,” he said in the email.

Langston will attend the Beaufort County Republican Club meeting Thursday at Woogie’s seafood restaurant in Chocowinity.

For more information on Langston’s announcement and other area residents who may run for public office, see Tuesday’s edition of the Washington Daily News.