PINEHURST — Former Moore County Commissioner Nick Picerno said in an email to supporters he was submitting his name to the Moore County Republican Executive Committee to fill the vacant term of Louis Gregory, who recently announced his intent to resign in February.
In life, things change, that’s a given. In the past couple of weeks since announcing my intention to run for NC House District 78, several events have taken place that significantly effect that decision,” said Picerno.
He cited the ongoing litigation over the state’s new district lines, saying that the court battle has caused chaos and confusion for those seeking to serve.
Picerno also said that he did not wish to oppose Neal Jackson in the Republican primary for the seat.
“My long time friend Louis Gregory has decided to retire from the Moore County Board of Commissioners effective February 16th. 3 others on the board have announced they will not seek re-election. These events have prompted me to submit my name to the Moore County Republican Executive Committee as a candidate to replace Mr. Gregory on the board of Commissioners,” said Picerno.
Picerno previously served two terms on the Moore County Commission.