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Bridges wants to help bring more jobs to Rockwell

ROCKWELL — Lori K. Bridges says she wants to bring more jobs to Rockwell, and that’s one reason she has filed for a seat on the town’s Board of Aldermen.

Bridges, 54, is one of eight candidates to file for five seats on the town board, which sees all of its slots up for election every two years. All five incumbents have filed, along with three challengers.

In the mayor’s race, only incumbent Beau Taylor filed for the office.

Bridges, who works for Delhaize America as an accounting administrator, said the town’s leaders should be more business-friendly.

“Lots of times when it comes up to vote on new things coming into Rockwell, they vote against it,” she said. “So I’m hoping if we can get some new people on the board, we can bring the votes to bring businesses into Rockwell.”

Bridges said she’d also like to see more family activities in Rockwell and efforts made to keep the town safer and cleaner.

And she said she would like to see women serve on the town board to give it “a woman’s perspective and point of view.” The five incumbents seeking re-election to the board are men. All three challengers are women.

Bridges attended Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

She is married to Wayne Bridges, and they attend Gold Hill Baptist Church. They have seven children.

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