Chatham Republican party recommends Andy Wilkie to replace departing county commissioner Walter Petty

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Republican Party sent their recommended replacement for Commissioner Walter Petty to the Board of Commissioners on Monday, April 29.

The text of that recommendation is below

Walter Petty
County Commissioner Walter Petty

Chairman Dasher –

The Chatham County Republican Party Executive Committee respectfully submits Mr. Ernie Andrew Wilkie, of 3137 Goldston/Glendon Road, Goldston North Carolina as the recommended replacement for Commissioner Walter Petty, who recently announced his resignation from the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. Per North Carolina general statute 153A-27, Mr. Wilkie is a registered Republican residing in Commissioner District 5 in Chatham County.

Mr. Wilkie is a Chatham County native and a graduate of Chatham Central High School. He served six years as a paratrooper in the Army Reserves at Fort Bragg before earning a Social Science degree from Appalachian State University. After college graduation, Mr. Wilkie was a Head Start health coordinator for several counties in North Carolina.

While the owner and operator of a Sanford business for 34 years, he created Project Help, a non-profit serving the homeless in Sanford. In addition, to honor a classmate killed in war, Mr. Wilkie created a scholarship fund for high school seniors that continues to award funds annually to four Chatham Central graduates.

A member of the American Legion, Mr. Wilkie has also been a member of the Lions Club, the Chatham County Historical Association, and the Chatham Arts Council.

The Chatham County Republican Party respectfully urges you to confirm Mr. Wilkie for the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. I would be pleased to present Mr. Wilkie’s resume in detail to you at your request.

Sincerely,

Terry Schmidt
Chair, Chatham County Republican Party