Davidson County Commissioner
Chairman NC Social Services Commission
POTTS FOR NC HOUSE
As previously announced I am filing for the NC House of Representatives house district 81. I have been both extremely humbled and honored to serve 5 terms as Davidson County Commissioner including 9 times as Chairman and 4 terms as Vice Chairman.
The Boards on which I have served have maintained a conservative fiscal philosophy while looking to the future by keeping pace with the growing needs of our population thru school construction, law enforcement facilities and EMS bases to respond to the needs of an increasing elderly population.
We have weathered the Great Recession and have replaced over 10,000 jobs that were lost due to closing facilities or placing local jobs off shore.
This has been accomplished thru sound management decisions and leadership experience while maintaining a 54 cent tax rate—by far the lowest of any county in our population group.
As you are aware by my 20 years of voting I am a moral and social conservative as well as a fiscal conservative and it is my intent if elected to represent Davidson County by continuing those values in Raleigh.
As a self-employed businessman for over 40 years I have seen the effects of years of government taxes, intrusion, regulation and bureaucracy has had on American business and industry and will work to reduce that burden in Raleigh
For the past eight years on the National level America has experienced first hand with dramatic effects the fallacy that experience of leadership doesn’t matter. The difficult times of the present require tested leadership.
Finally, the reason I am running for the NC General Assembly is the same one as when I volunteered for the military in and during the Vietnam Era and the same one that motivated me to seek the office of county commissioner 20 years ago… “to make the county, state and nation I love a better place for future generations.”
Commissioner Larry Potts was born on September 14, 1948, in Davidson County. He and his wife, Carolyn, reside in the Reeds community. They are members of Psalm 91 Church in Tyro. They have three children, Andrew, Matthew and Charity, and one granddaughter. Chairman Potts enjoys horseback riding and mission work. He attended Davidson County Community College and Spokane Community College and served in the United States Air Force for four years.
He is the president and owner of Southland Construction Company in Reeds and is president of Davidson Investment Group. Chairman Potts is a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Security Police Association, Gideons International, and the Davidson County Home Builders Association.
Commissioner Potts is a member of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Lexington Medical Center. He previously served on the Business Development Board of New Bridge Bank, as Vice-President of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation and as a member of the Davidson County Board of Adjustment. Chairman Potts also served on the Davidson County Board of Social Services for 19 consecutive years. In May, 2013, he was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve a four year term as Chairman of the North Carolina Board of Social Services.
Commissioner Potts is currently serving his fifth non-consecutive term as Commissioner. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for nine non-consecutive terms, and for five non-consecutive terms as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. His term will expire in December, 2016.