2022 Greenville Voter Guide

Greenville voters: make your voice heard in this year’s election for Mayor & City Council!

About the 2022 Greenville Election

This year’s election for Greenville Mayor & City Council will coincide with the statewide primary election on Tuesday, May 17. Polls will be open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. Find your Election Day polling place.

Questions about Greenville’s election? Contact the Pitt County Board of Elections at 252-902-3300.

WHAT DOES THE CITY COUNCIL DO?

The Mayor and other members of the Greenville City Council make a wide range of decisions affecting your life. The City Council sets policies and priorities and oversees the many functions of local government, including:

• The Police & Fire Departments
• Economic & Community Development
• Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
• Tax Rates & the City Budget
• Streets, Sidewalks & Road Repair
• Historic Preservation

• Zoning & Building Code Enforcement
• Affordable Housing
• Recreation, Parks & Arts Programs
• Water & Waste Disposal
• Town Govt. Employee Wages & Benefits
• Appointments to Boards & Committees

Candidates for Greenville Mayor
(vote for one candidate)

P. J. Connelly

Occupation: Real Estate

Background: Planning & Zoning Commission, City Council 1 term, and Mayor for 2 terms

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Economic Development. Citizens want to live in a safe community and it is the most important service the city of Greenville offers. The recruitment and retention of high paying jobs improves the lives of everyone in the community.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Affordable housing: As we continue to see inflation in our economy, affordable housing becomes more and more important each day. Rents and home prices continue to increase annually and the city of Greenville must continue investing in affordable housing, rehabilitation of housing, and building affordable housing.

Website: PJConnelly.com

Elizabeth Liles

Occupation: CEO and Founder of Daughters of Worth

Background: DOW, Pitt Co Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Pitt Co Collaborative for Families, Riverseast Workforce, 15 yrs nonprofit service. Holds an Executive Certificate in leadership from Duke University, Bachelor’s Degree in English from Fayetteville State, and pursuing ECU Masters in Social Work

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
Affordable housing, Economic Development, Equity and Inclusion

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Affordable housing: Creation of transitional housing for at-risk youth, individuals who do not meet the criteria for other sheltering options, and families. Work with property managers. Create pathway to financial sustainability. Assess underutilized property.

Website: LizLilesForGreenville.com

Candidates for Greenville City Council – At-Large
(vote for one candidate)

Will Bell

Candidate is unopposed

Candidates for Greenville City Council – District 1
(vote for one candidate)

Monica Daniels

Occupation: Social work supervisor

Background: Community Advocate; Bachelors in Social Work; Masters in Social and Community Services

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
Affordable Housing: ensure that it is available to all citizens in our community. Business Growth with a focus on non-profits that are the heart of our community. Community collaboration. A community that works together towards common goals is vibrant and thriving.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Affordable housing: Affordable housing allows all citizens the opportunity to achieve the American dream of home ownership. Funding should be made available towards affordable housing to both renters and home buyers.

Website: DanielsForCityCouncil.com

William C. Shiver

Occupation: Business owner

Background: William C. Shiver was in the first graduating class at North Pitt High School. He is co-owner of Sure Foundation Behavioral Health Services. He organized over 30 COVID-19 testing sites, delivered over 1,000 food boxes and 300 COVID-19 assistance checks.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
1. Encouraging year-round financial support for community programs geared towards academics, sports, substance abuse and life skills. 2. Advocating for funding to improve businesses in our district, with improved beautification initiatives and addressing drainage issues.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Affordable housing: He supports improved rental housing standards and promoting higher standards of quality and accountability for property owners.

Website: ShiverforGreenville.com

Candidates for Greenville City Council – District 2
(vote for one candidate)

Tonya Foreman

Occupation: Founder and CEO of CAREE (www.CAREE.today), owner of For Your Solutions Consulting, Member Services Director at Koinonia Christian Center and founder of Eastern Carolina Steppers

Background: I am a Pitt County native. I understand the dynamics and lived experiences of the east which has been evident in the outcomes of my work in community. Also, I have 32 years of professional experience in health education and physical fitness, serve the community as an entrepreneur and in ministry.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
My top priorities are to continue to maintain a consistent presence in our community to ensure that all of our citizens feel valued by listening to them and responding to their needs. My experience is that staying true to these methods will ensure equity and inclusion in all areas addressed.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Police accountability and community relations: As a black mother and the niece of retired law enforcement professionals, I think one of the solutions in this area is transparency. By conducting regular, open and honest reviews of officers’ stops and performance, we are more likely to identify issues and address them before serious issues arise.

Website: TonyaForeman.org

Rose H. Glover

Occupation: Retired from ECU School of Medicine

Background: I am a native of Pitt County and have served on the City Council for over 20 years. I grew up poor, but I have been blessed and I am committed to give back to the community.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
My first priority is helping people in District 2 receive resources to repair, rehab and winterize their homes. The city is hindered by the high cost of supplies, but we must keep providing assistance. I’m also concerned about improving healthcare and providing jobs for young people in District 2.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Affordable housing: Our city government has a division to assist affordable housing, and it’s my duty to make as much progress as possible each year with city resources and federal funds. We must also revitalize neighborhoods with good streets and enforce housing codes so landlords keep rental houses up to standards.

Website: facebook.com/CouncilwomanRoseGlover

Candidates for Greenville City Council – District 3
(vote for one candidate)

Marion Blackburn

Occupation: Writer, paralegal

Background: I served three terms as a Greenville City Council member, and hold the Master of Public Administration. My master’s degree focused on public policy, planning, laws, and ordinances. I am a member of both the MPA honor society and the French honor society.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
Economic development: focus on our Uptown District/Arts Historic District; small businesses; opportunities.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Affordable housing: As a member of the Greenville City Council, I will focus on our community’s housing options and support the availability of housing for all. That means careful attention to federal grants, as well as public-private partnerships and programs that are available to all income levels.

Website: facebook.com/BlackburnForGreenvilleNC

Nathan Cohen

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Background: Over a decade ago I moved to Greenville, NC after double majoring in finance and management at ECU. I have served four years on the board of the Young Professionals of Pitt County, currently serving a second term on the city’s Board Of Adjustments, and a year on the local Chamber of Commerce board.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:
Strengthening our appeal to young and maturing families, boosting our quality of life in terms of recreation investment and live music venues, and enhance Greenville‘s leadership of the East through improved cooperation with county commissioners, the ENC alliance, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):
Jobs for youth: I want to bring more businesses to Greenville. I want to retain and attract more young professionals as well as bringing jobs here with very competitive pay.

Candidates for Greenville City Council – District 4
(vote for one candidate)

Robert McCarthy

No response from candidate

Rick Smiley

No response from candidate

Candidates for Greenville City Council – District 5
(vote for one candidate)

Les Robinson

Candidate is unopposed

There are a variety of other contests in the May 17 Pitt County primary. Voters registered with a specific party will vote on their party’s primary ballot. Unaffiliated voters may ask for the Democratic or Republican ballot for May’s primary; it won’t change their unaffiliated status.

(Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on their respective party’s ballot.)

U.S. Senate

Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate

James L. Carr, Jr. – website
Robert Colon – website
Alyssia Rose-Katherine Hammond – website
Constance (Lov) Johnson – website
Tobias LaGrone – website
B. K. Maginnis – website
Rett Newton – website
Marcus W. Williams – website
Greg Antoine – website
Cheri Beasley – website
Chrelle Booker – website

Republican primary candidates for U.S. Senate

Marjorie K. Eastman – website
David Flaherty
Benjamin E. Griffiths – website
Kenneth Harper, Jr. – website
Pat McCrory – website
Charles Kenneth Moss
Lichia Sibhatu – website
Debora Tshiovo – website
Mark Walker – website
Jen Banwart – website
Ms. Lee A. Brian
Leonard L. Bryant – website
Ted Budd – website
Drew Bulecza – website

U.S. House of Representatives

Democratic primary candidates for U.S. House of Representatives – District 1:

Don Davis – website
Erica D. Smith – website
Jason Albert Spriggs – website
Jullian C. Bishop, Sr. – website

Republican primary candidates for U.S. House of Representatives – District 1:

Brad Murphy – website
Ernest Reeves – website
Brent Roberson – website
Sandy Roberson – website
Sandy Smith – website
Billy Strickland – website
Henry Williams II
Will Aiken – website

Democratic primary candidates for U.S. House of Representatives – District 3:

Barbara D. Gaskins – website
Joe Swartz – website

Republican primary candidates for U.S. House of Representatives – District 3:

Tony Cowden – website
Eric Earhart – website
Brian Michael Friend – website
Greg Murphy – website
George J. Papastrat – website

NC Supreme Court

Democratic primary candidates for NC Supreme Court Associate Justice – Seat 5

there is no Democratic primary for this seat

Republican primary candidates for NC Supreme Court Associate Justice – Seat 5

Victoria E. Prince – profile info
April C. Wood – profile info
Trey Allen – profile info

NC Court of Appeals

Democratic primary candidates for NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 9

there is no Democratic primary for this seat

Republican primary candidates for NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 9

Beth Freshwater Smith – profile info
Donna Stroud – profile info

Democratic primary candidates for NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 11

there is no Democratic primary for this seat

Republican primary candidates for NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 11

Michael J. Stading – profile info
Charlton L. Allen – profile info

NC Senate

Democratic primary candidates for NC Senate – District 5

Kandie D. Smith
Lenton Brown

Republican primary candidates for for NC Senate – District 5

there is no Republican primary for this seat

NC House of Representatives

Democratic primary candidates for NC House of Representatives – District 8

Sharon McDonald Evans – website
Gloristine Brown – website

Republican primary candidates for NC House of Representatives – District 8

there is no Republican primary for this seat

Democratic primary candidates for NC House of Representatives – District 9

there is no Democratic primary for this seat

Republican primary candidates for NC House of Representatives – District 9

Tony P. Moore – website
Timothy Reeder – website

Pitt County Board of Commissioners

Democratic primary candidates for Pitt County Commissioner – District 1

Ann Floyd Huggins
Mildred D. Sneed

Republican primary candidates for Pitt County Commissioner – District 1

there is no Republican primary for this seat

Voting Tools

Questions about Greenville’s election?

Contact the Pitt County Board of Elections at 252-902-3300