Commissioner Craig Kennedy has resigned from the Moore County Board of Commissioners, announcing his decision in a Thursday, April 25 letter to Chairman Nick Picerno.
Kennedy, who serves as the Board's Vice Chairman, was elected to a four-year term in 2010, defeating incumbent Commissioner Cindy Morgan in the Republican Primary. He lives near Robbins and has been an consistent advocate for economic development in North Moore.
In his letter of resignation, Kennedy wrote: "I'm unable to complete my term as a Moore County Commissioner due to my work schedule and family commitments. I know Moore County is in good hands with our current Administration and Commissioners. I have enjoyed my time serving the taxpayers of of Moore County and feel very grateful to have had this opportunity. "
Kennedy is employed by Mountaire Farms in Candor as a night-shift truck driver, delivering chicken feed to local growers. He was absent from both the April 16 regular Board of Commissioners meeting and a day-long Critical Issues Summit the Board held on April 18.
Kennedy told The Times on Friday that his job often requires him to work sixty hours a week, making it difficult to attend meetings of the many committees and boards on which commissioners serve.
The remaining members of the Board of Commissioners will appoint a replacement to serve out Kennedy's unexpired term, though who they appoint is likely to be determined by the Executive Committee of the Moore County Republican Party.