February 17, 2014
Local attorney Brent Groce announced his candidacy today for the North Carolina House.
“Following prayerful consideration, many conversations, and intensive encouragement from family and friends, I have decided to run for the North Carolina House of Representatives,” said Groce, a life-long Democrat. “Our district deserves a representative who is both competent and committed to the people of Person and Granville Counties.”
In a speech this morning to his supporters, Brent shared that he offers “a fresh vision for the district that values a business friendly perspective for Main Street, a state of the art education system for our students in the classroom, and a moderate approach to government in Raleigh.” Groce said his legislative priorities will include “encouraging innovation for our rural economy, building on our strong community college and public school systems, and expanding opportunities for all residents of the 2nd District.”
Brent graduated from Person County Public Schools, UNC-Chapel Hill and Campbell University’s Law School before coming home with his wife Rachel Pointer Groce to fulfill his dream of practicing law. Groce is President-Elect of the Roxboro Kiwanis, Vice President of Management for the Roxboro Jaycees, Inc., Member of the Roxboro Development Group, Member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Judge for Person County Teen Court, and a graduate of Leadership Person County. He is also a member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church.
The 2nd House District is comprised of Person County and much of Granville County.