Meet Our Commissioners

Kenneth Robinette, Chairman


349 Cognac Road
Marston, NC 28363
Phone:  910.582.6602
e-mail: k11robinette@yahoo.com
Elected: November, 1996
Currently serving in 6th term – 12/2016 – 12/2020
Elected Vice-Chairman December 1997
Elected Chairman December 1998; re-elected Chairman each December, 1998 to present

Occupation: Commercial and Residential Real Estate Developer

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, First Baptist Church, Rockingham, NC
Member, Oasis Shrine, 32nd Degree Mason
Nominated 2006 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year with Wife, Claudia
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John Garner, Vice-Chairman


202 Hawthorne Street
Hamlet, NC 28345
Home: 910/582-2839
Business: 910/582-2724
e-mail: john.garner@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 1996
Currently serving in 6th term – 12/2016 – 12/2020
Elected Vice-Chairman December 1998
Re-Elected Vice-Chairman each December, 1998 to present

Occupation:
Self-Employed – Convenience Store Owner

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, Richmond County Water Committee
Member, Richmond County Tourism Development Authority
Member, BB&T Board of Directors
Member, Richmond Community College Foundation
Member, First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet
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Don Bryant, Commissioner


3421 North U.S. 1 Highway
Hoffman, NC 28347
Home: 910/281-3041
Business: 910/997-5952
e-mail: bryant.turf1979@gmail.com
Elected: November, 2010
Currently serving in 3rd term, 2018 – 2022

Occupation:
Retired Educator
Owner, Operator of Bryant’s Turf & Landscape

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, Richmond County Aging Services Advisory Board
Member, Southeastern Economic Development Commission
Member, Richmond County Water Committee
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Ben Moss, Jr., Commissioner


1105 Hanford Dr. 
Rockingham, NC  28379
Phone: 910.582.8687
e-mail: contnder@yahoo.com
Elected: November 2010
Currently serving in 3rd term, 2018 – 2022

Occupation:
CSX Transportation

Community/Business Affiliations:
CSX Union Representative, United Transportation Union
Member, North Carolina Southeast Economic Development Partnership
Member, Richmond Interagency Transportation Advisory Committee
Member, Richmond County Water Committee
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Jimmy Capps, Commissioner


432 Wiregrass Road
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 704.624.0547
e-mail: jimmy.capps@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2012
Currently serving in 2nd term, 12/2016– 12/2020

Occupation:
Owner, J. C.’s Pawn & Jewelry, Inc.

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, Lumber River Council of Governments Board of Directors
Member, Richmond Interagency Transportation Advisory Board
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Tavares Bostic, Commissioner


201 Stroman Rd
Marston, NC 28363
Phone:  585.967.8396
e-mail: tavares.bostic@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2018
Currently serving in 1st term: 2018 - 2022

Occupation:
Self Employed

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Brothers Leaning on Another Creating Kings
Marston First Missionary Baptist Church
NAACP

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Rick W. Watkins, Ed.D.,  Commissioner


P.O. Box 1590
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: 910.582.4299
e-mail: rick.watkins@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2018
Currently serving 1st term:  2018 -- 2022

Occupation:
Assistant Professor, Wingate University, Thayer School of Education
Educational Consultant

Community/Business Affiliations:
Congregation Council President, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Hamlet, NC
United Way of the Carolinas site leader for the Ballantyne Campus
Coordinator of the Master's Program in Educational Leadership, Wingate University
Member of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators
Member of the North Carolina Professors of Educational Leadership
Member of the Faculty Senate and Athletics Committee at Wingate University