Jason Foster files for Rowan County clerk of superior court in first bid for public office
In his first run for public office, Jason Foster said he would like to bring a “fresh perspective” to the county’s clerk of superior court office.
Foster, 36, filed Tuesday as a Republican to run against longtime Democrat incumbent Jeff Barger for the seat.
“Even though the office isn’t really what you would think of as a political office, sometimes people get in and stay there — and sometimes change is good and can bring a fresh outlook to help optimize efficiency,” Foster said.
A self-employed contractor, Foster graduated from East Rowan High School in 1995 and Wingate University in 1999 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business.
Foster and his wife, Carrie, are members of Organ Lutheran Church.
“I’m just a regular guy with a regular job. I’m seeing if I can bring anything to the table that I think I can help up there,” Foster said. “I don’t think it is a job that takes a whole lot of experience to do. It’s about being able to get along with people and work with people.”
The clerk’s office is not in need of any drastic changes, Foster said.
“I don’t feel it is a political office in which you are going to promise people this or that and then be left holding a bag of empty promises at the end,” Foster said. “I just want to go up there and do the best I can do.”