Poindexter: Do what’s fair and good for all

Published 10:25 am Friday, February 16, 2024

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Following is a profile on one of the nine candidates seeking the Republican nomination for three seats on the Davie County Board of Commissioners.

The Candidate


Richard B. Poindexter




Todd Road, Advance


Daughter, Rebecca; granddaughter, Angel


Davie County High School


Retired builder; restore antique vehicles

In the Community

• Baptist, enjoy visiting different churches in county

• Mason

• Volunteer for county charities and organizations

Why did you decide to seek public office?

Poindexter: Davie County has always been a wonderful place to live and this did not happen by accident. We have been fortunate to have had generations of citizens and elected officials who have worked diligently to make this possible for us.

I have always felt a responsibility to help continue preserving our way of life for future generations.

Together, we will keep Davie County this wonderful place to live, work and raise our families

What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the county, and how do you intend to address those challenges?

Poindexter: Growth is always an issue, as is funding for programs.

Growth can be managed by zoning, planning and water/sewer expansion.

Programs are usually funded by property taxes, sales tax or grants. We apply for all grants that we feel we might qualify for to help keep our farm and residential taxes as low as possible. We also run our programs as efficiently as possible.

Is the county doing enough to manage industrial and residential growth?

Poindexter: Davie County is very fortunate to have one of the best economic development directors anywhere. Taxes from commercial and industrial properties are essential to keeping our farm and residential taxes as low as possible.

Residential growth is unavoidable due to Davie County’s location near large metropolitan areas and the wonderful quality of life here. We must continue to balance industrial and residential growth while preserving all the rural lifestyle we enjoy here, as we can.

Other Issues

Poindexter: I live and work among and for the citizens of Davie County. I patronize local businesses and restaurants. I also attend events and fundraisers throughout the county and speak to many people on a daily basis. I am always available.

I enjoy researching and discovering the history of Davie County and its people from the distant past to the present. It helps us realize and understand why our county is such a wonderful place.

I would like to thank the people of Davie County for their participation and support. If re-elected, I will continue to only do what is right, fair and good for the people of Davie County.

Thank you.