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       "With the slate now set for the upcoming election, my pledge to the citizens of Pinehurst is that they will have from me my very best efforts to preserve and enhance the special character of our community and neighborhoods, while managing growth wisely and responsibly.

       We have big challenges before us.

       We need to finalize and begin implementing the long-range plan for which many of you  provided valuable input during the last twelve months. We need to ensure the vitality of our businesses and optimize the use of our financial resources. We need to protect our rural and long-leaf pine ecosystems.

        I will also be reaching out to our major stakeholders, especially First Health of the Carolinas and Pinehurst LLC to coordinate the development of our mutual interests.

       As has become clear in the last several years, communication and joint planning with the leadership of our neighboring towns of Aberdeen and Southern Pines and the County of Moore  to take advantage of shared opportunities and solve shared problems is critical to our collective futures. I plan to give this a high priority. I appreciate the work of our current Mayor and council and the village staff to create a process through which this planning can occur and I intend to continue that effort."


John Strickland

Candidate for Mayor

The Village of Pinehurst

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Friday, July 19, 2019


When deciding who best among the Mayoral candidates to lead the Village through the next four years of change and challenge, these are the qualities that count:




And their record of service  and commitment to Pinehurst and its values.


Consider John Strickland


A partial list:

  • Solid experience in municipal government as a member of The Pinehurst Village Council and Treasurer of The Village of Pinehurst, 2011-2015,

  • A record of commitment to Pinehurst’s values earned through his service as a board member of The Village Heritage Foundation and The Pinehurst Community Foundation,

  • And as a member of  The Pinehurst Historic Preservation Commission,

  • And The 2010 Long  Range Planning Commission,

  • And The Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee.


John is:

  • A third generation Pinehurst resident,

  • A University of North Carolina graduate, with an MBA from George Washington University, and 30 years of management experience during a successful career in finance and banking.

  • He is a United States Army veteran,

  • an Elder of the Presbyterian Church,

  • Husband to Cynthia,

  • Father of two married children,

  • and the Grandfather of four.

On the test of experience, qualifications, and his record, hands down, it's —

John Strickland for Pinehurst!

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