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James A. Knox | N.C. House District 17 Democratic primary candidate

Name: James A. Knox

Age: 56

Address: 4811 Vernon Rd. NE Leland, North Carolina 29451

Occupation: Retired from Dupont (DAK America)

Family: Married to Debra Knox together they have 5 children

Military experience: None

Civic and political experience: Mayor of the City of Northwest for 16 years; Past PTA President and Treasurer at Lincoln Elementary School; School Advisory Member at Lincoln Elementary School; Chairperson of Brunswick County Jury Selection Committee; Chaplain of the National Black Mayor’s Association and Treasurer of the County Wide CDC


What is the top issue in your race and how would you address it? My top issue is jobs. I will address this issue by working with the Economic Development Commission by offering tax incentives to businesses that plan to stay in the area for a long period of time.

What in your experience has most prepared you for this office? Why? The experience that prepared me for this office the most is being the Mayor of Northwest for 16 years and meeting the needs of the people that live in my community. Being in this office helped me to facilitate the grant process for water, sewer, remodeling homes, working on roads and creating jobs. How do you gauge the will of the people? I will gauge the will of the people by listening to their concerns and this will help me make the best decision for the people in Brunswick County.