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Locally, Republican candidates Steve Tyson of New Bern and Jim Kohr of Havelock have filed for the District 3 N.C. House seat currently held by Republican Michael Speciale, who has given notice that he will not run for reelection in 2020.
Tyson, the owner of Tyson Group Realtors in New Bern, served on the Craven County Board of Commissioners for 12 years and twice served as chairman.
“I am running because I believe I have the experience and background to bring good representation to the citizens of Craven County,” he said. “What I hope to accomplish is to make sure the people in District 3 have a strong voice in Raleigh that represents this area.”
Friday, March 29, 2019 3:58 PM
Despite the challenges, Tyson said the thought of leaving his hometown for a larger real estate market has never crossed his mind.
“I love my hometown and I really love the people here. We have people from New York or Ohio or Colorado and a lot of them are just so skilled. They were professional people or they were already involved in arts and entertainment, and I just enjoy working with people like that.”