February 3, 2020                                                                                    

Educators in Sampson and Wayne Counties

Endorse Rep. Raymond E. Smith for Re-election to N.C. House District 21


GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- Local leaders of the Sampson County Association of Educators (SCAE) and the Wayne County Association of Educators (WCAE), affiliates of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), have endorsed Rep. Raymond E. Smith for re-election to the House District 21 seat.


“Rep. Smith is a true friend of our educators, students, and public schools,” said Scott Littleton, president of the Wayne County Association of Educators and Stephanie Jacobs-Guerrero, president of the Sampson County Association of Educators. “He listens to our concerns and knows that providing a quality public education for all of our children is the key to their success. We are proud to endorse him for another term in the General Assembly.”


In his first term as a member of the N.C. House, Smith serves on the following committees: Appropriations; Appropriations/Health and Human Services; Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs; Transportation; and the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief. Some of the bills he has introduced during his tenure include Restore Longevity for Teachers, Modify Low-Performing School Definition, Living Wage by 2024, and Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap.


A successful executive, Smith’s career included working as director of the Wayne County School Bus System, executive director of the Goldsboro/Wayne Transit System, and as assistant director of the public transportation unit of the N.C. Department of Transportation.


NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members.