Pierce focuses on continuing water, sewer project in re-election bid

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 7, 2015

Local business owner Craig Pierce has his eye on seeing projects to the end in his bid for re-election.

Pierce, 60, is running for his second term on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. He’s a Republican and the owner of Pierce Interiors and Construction.

In his bid for re-election, Pierce specifically highlighted a county-owned water and sewer system as a project he wants to see to completion. He first proposed the idea more than a year ago.

“We’ve got critical programs we’re trying to get done,” Pierce said. “I feel like it would be a disservice to the citizens to start something and not finish it, mainly water and sewer.”

The Rowan County Commissioners’ water and sewer project aims to install pipelines in the Dukeville and Bostian Heights communities for economic development purposes.

Pierce was first elected in 2012. So far, he and incumbent Mike Caskey are the only ones to file for the county commission race in the March 2016 primaries.

Prior to serving as a commissioner, Pierce was a member of the Rowan County Planning Board and chairman of the Airport Advisory Board.

Pierce is a graduate of North Rowan High School and received a degree in engineering from N.C. State University. Pierce has been heavily involved in the North Rowan High School community. He is a sponsor of Tsunami Development Literacy Program.

Pierce and his wife Melissa have one daughter. Pierce attends Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246