Wayne Outlaw has filed to continue serving District 5 as its representative on the Nash County Board of Commissioners.
After being recommended from several candidates by the Nash County Republican Party
was appointed December, 2008 by the Board of Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of Jay Alford.
When appointed, Outlaw
would make only one commitment to the people of Nash County, "to always give his
very best effort.
Responding to a question about why he
is running for this seat, Outlaw commented on his
deep roots in Nash County and his
desire to continue to work with fellow Commissioners as they seek to successfully guide the county through these difficult economic times.
referred to the development of the upcoming budget, and the need to be proactive in looking at opportunities for savings which may have an impact on future budgets and ultimately the county's tax rate.
concern for the large number of Nash County citizens struggling economically due to job losses, increases in day-to-day living expenses, and the challenges of the elderly and those with medical concerns.
If elected to continue his service as District 5 Commissioner, Outlaw assures his constituents, as well as all Nash County citizens, that he will continue to give his very best effort with the betterment of the county and its citizens always paramount in his mind.
Certainly no stranger to the citizens of Nash County, Outlaw was born and raised here.
He is a product of the public school system, graduating from Benvenue High School in 1965.
Following four years in the United States Air Force, he returned to his home town and went to work at Abbott Laboratories.
While working full time, he attended Nash Community College, subsequently completing his studies at North Carolina Wesleyan College where he received a B.S. Degree.
Outlaw held various positions with Abbott, and after 31 plus years, retired as a Manufacturing Manager.
He has always "stepped up to the plate" in service to the community and the community at large, previously serving the area through the Business-Education Partnership with the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, A Day for Wesleyan Volunteer, American Cancer Society Board of Directors and Fundraising Chairman, Cities-In-Schools tutor/mentor, Rocky Mount Area United Way, Tri-County Industries Board of Directors, DAV Rides for Veterans Program, and as a Little League Baseball and Adult League Softball Coach.
In addition to currently serving as a Nash County Commissioner, Outlaw serves on the Aging Leadership Team for the Nash County Senior Center, is a member of American Legion Post 110, and is a volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels Program.
was instrumental in the development of the Ruritan-Relay for Life Partnership
in which Nash County Ruritans annually sponsor the dinner for cancer survivors.
Currently, a member of three local Ruritan Clubs
, West Mount, Dortches, and Down East Luncheon, Outlaw
has served admirably at every level of Ruritan and has been distinguished with numerous honors locally, within the district, state and nationally.
Most recently he
brought national recognition to Nash County when he
was elected and served as the 2008 Ruritan National President.
Having the opportunity to share the stage numerous times with national leaders, Outlaw
is particularly proud of the honor he
had to induct Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell into Ruritan at an annual Shad Planking event held in Wakefield, Virginia.
wife, Sharon, who is retired from the Nash-Rocky Mount School System
, have a daughter, Mindi, who is a teacher at Winstead Avenue Elementary School
, and a son-in-law, Bard, who teaches and coaches at Northern Nash High School