Bentley makes first run for Salisbury City Council

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2015

He’s gone from running a political action group to running for Salisbury City Council.

Computer Engineer Roy Bentley, 32, is one of the 16 people running for the Salisbury City Council. Bentley was the chairman of the La Resistance political group during the 2014 campaign season. It’s his first time running for elected office.

In his bid for city council, Bentley listed three priorities: growth of the job market, boosting the prominence and use of Fibrant and creating a stronger degree of trust between police and Salisbury residents.

“There is no reason Salisbury cannot have good paying jobs and the amenities that come along with them here. We are well placed for growth, and if elected I will help our city take better advantage of those opportunities,” he said. “Lack of focus on fostering the growth of gainful employment opportunities in Salisbury has caused a lot of my friends from here to move away – to Charlotte, Greensboro and other large cities.”

Bentley is a South Rowan High graduate. He is a cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 448, the technical adviser for the Rowan Hot Spots Program and a member of the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Board.

He attends St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury.

Bentley and his wife Beth have one son and two daughters.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.