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R.F. Buck Golding

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Surry County Board of Commissioners

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Beulah High School
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Surry County Board of ..., 24 Mar 2015 [cached]
Surry County Board of Commissioners Chairman R.F. "Buck" Golding said that the commissioners has known that traffic at the North Surry site "has been a problem for several years. According to Golding the county has been working to procure a piece of land, but has yet to find a suitable one.
Golding says until the appropriate piece of property is located it's not really possible to know the costs involved or the county's exact plans in regards to building one larger center and shutting down the current site or adding an additional smaller center.
That stated, Golding says that the project is important and will begin "as soon as the county finds a suitable site."
Northern Hospital | Board of Trustees, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
R.F. "Buck" Golding - Surry County Board of Commissioners Representative
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Golding seeks commissioner ..., 18 Mar 2010 [cached]
Golding seeks commissioner seat
R.F. "Buck" Golding
R.F. "Buck" Golding
LOWGAP - R.F. "Buck" Golding was the last candidate to file for Surry County commissioner, a decision he does not take lightly.
Golding, a Republican, said he strongly believes in the two party system. So when the Surry County Republican Party couldn't find a candidate to run for the central district county commissioner seat, Golding decided to step up to the plate.
He said the party's executive board suggested that he run. "And with good reason," he said, "because I have experience and have been a county commissioner before."
Golding, 72, was originally reluctant to run for office this year because of the many hats that he wears, but he said that serving as commissioner would be his priority if elected. And he isn't new to county politics. He served as a county commissioner from 1994 to 1998 and is the chair of the county's Republican party.
"I have a lot of interest in politics," he said.
Golding said he knows it will be a tough race, but he believes he has a shot at winning.
"I didn't sign up to lose," he said.
Golding has been active in politics for many years. He believes his experience would be a valuable asset to the county. He has served as a county commissioner for one term, representative of Region I Council of Government and representative on the Surry County Housing Consortium. He has served as the chairman of the Surry County Republican Party for several years.
As a county commissioner, Golding said he helped obtain more than $1 million in funds for the county. These funds went to the Surry County Children's Home, Surry County Battered Women's Shelter and Greenbrier Apartments in Dobson.
In 1998, Golding was defeated in his race for re-election. He was also marginally defeated when he ran for a North Carolina House of Representatives seat in 2002.
"For a Republican in Surry County, it is always a tough race," said Golding.
The candidate does not have anything bad to say about the commissioners now on the board. He said, "I think this board has worked through the crisis they've got monetarily pretty well."
Golding wants to help the county by making the budget even tighter. He wants citizens' money "placed in the right place for the best bang of their buck," no wasteful spending.
"I'm for the taxpayer," Golding remarked. "I'm a guardian of their funds."
He also said he wants the county to continue working on its education programs and working to create jobs. He said that he can't create jobs. But as a commissioner, he said, "I can create an atmosphere in Surry County that will be conducive for people looking to come."
Golding lives in Lowgap with his wife of 52 years, Shirley. They have two children, daughter, Ginger, and son, the late R. Frazier. They now have three grandchildren, Matt, 20; Sam, 16; and Emily; 12. Golding grew up on a tobacco farm in the Beulah community and attended Beulah High School. He went on to attend Guilford College and Ross School of Aviation in Tulsa, Okla. Golding worked as a professional pilot for many years and went on to gain corporate experience with the company.
In addition to his government work, Golding has served on the North Carolina Board of Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board for two terms, the board of directors of Northern Hospital of Surry County and the board of directors of Lowgap Community Center. He now serves on the Skull Camp Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors.
"I think I bring a lot to the table," Golding said.
Surry County Commissioner R.F. "Buck" ..., 27 April 2013 [cached]
Surry County Commissioner R.F. "Buck" Golding welcomed everyone and said he was proud to be a part of the event. Golding introduced special guests, Paul Johnson, vice chairman of the board of commissioners, and Eddie Harris, board chair.
Golding also sent a "thank you" out to Surry County Schools and North Surry High School Principal Bill Goins for hosting the event.
Shirley Randleman, who is not seeking ..., 8 Nov 2012 [cached]
Shirley Randleman, who is not seeking re-election to the House, beat out Surry County Board of Commissioner Chairman R.F. "Buck" Golding for the party's nod.
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