Jamezetta Bedford To Run For Orange County Commissioners
Former Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education member Jamezetta Bedford filed to run for a seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners Monday.
Bedford was elected to the school board in 2003 and decided not to run for re-election in 2015. She has served as the chair of the Board of Education.
Bedford announced her filing in a press release:
“I am filing today for a seat on the Board of Orange County Commissioners from District 1. I will bring to the Board a depth of experience in public education, a knowledge of the County’s critical role in providing affordable housing, mental health, senior and disability services, as well as a keen interest in economic development that will benefit us all.
My experience of 12 years of service on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education including 3 years as chair, and over 10 years as a CPA working with local small businesses, nonprofits and individuals, will provide broad-based expertise needed to address the challenges ahead.
As the mother of three, including a daughter with autism, and the grandmother of two young children, I am deeply invested in our community, especially in the quality of government service and education we provide to our residents.”
Bedford is the fourth candidate to file for one of the two seats in District 1.
Incumbents Penny Rich and Mark Dorosin have filed for re-election, along with challenger Gary Kahn – who ran unsuccessfully for county commissioner in 2014 and Chapel Hill Mayor in 2015.