‘Together we all will make Perquimans County the place to live, prosper and grow’
PERQUIMANS COUNTY — We have previously written about Alan Lennon, one of the opponents to the Perquimans County wind energy project. A few months ago, Lennon stated that he became involved in the opposition because of the realization that the Commissioners were not representing the interests of the citizens that elected them.
In so doing, he stated that the opposition should run candidates to unseat incumbents whom he views as unrepresentative of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Perquimans County.
Alan Lennon was born in Rota Spain on January 15, 1976. His father was stationed there at the Naval Station, before returning to Norfolk, Va in 1978.
He attended North Carolina State University and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Management with a minor in Psychology. Lennon began his career working for Murphy Family Farms (now Smithfield Foods) shortly before graduating college. He continued to work for Smithfield Foods for 15 years, which is a testament to his loyalty and dedication. Since then, he has held leadership and committee positions within the organization and currently manages an upper-level genetic sow operation near Cofield, North Carolina.
Lennon is married. He and his wife have three daughters — Julie, 8, and twins, Taylor and Anna, age 5. He has been active as a member of the Open Door Church since arriving in the Bear Swamp area of Perquimans County in December 2004. He has served as Youth Pastor and deacon at the church. Although he is no longer the youth pastor, he is still involved in supporting the current youth pastor by teaching and mentoring the youth of his church. He believes that God has gifted him with the ability to lead others, discernment, and problem solving.
As such, he has been encouraged by several other county citizens and local residents that he would be an excellent county leader, which is the basis of his campaign. After careful prayer and thought, he states that he has decided to run for Perquimans County Commissioner in order to further the interests of citizens, and to give them a voice within the political structure which he believes has been ignored — especially with respect to the wind energy matter!
He states that this will be a great opportunity to serve others and help continue the development of the county in the best interests of the citizens and residents.
Lennon has been a member of the Republican Party since registering to vote at the age of 18. He generally has conservative views and opinions, but he is always open to new ideas. He is respectful and empathetic of others’ thoughts and view. He makes no specific promises in his campaign other than to serve the county through sound leadership and to provide first and foremost for the Safety, Health, and Welfare of the citizens of Perquimans County.