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Jane Smith of Lumberton to run for Columbus-Robeson Senate seat

Jane Smith of Lumberton, a recently retired realtor, plans to run for the State Senate seat held by fellow Democrat Michael Walters, who is not seeking re-election. Jane Smith of Lumberton, a recently retired realtor, plans to run for the State Senate seat held by fellow Democrat Michael Walters, who is not seeking re-election.

LUMBERTON, NC (WECT) – Jane Smith of Lumberton, a recently retired realtor, plans to run for the State Senate seat held by fellow Democrat Michael Walters, who is not seeking re-election.

Senate District 13 includes Robeson and Columbus counties.

Prior to her more than 30-year career in real estate, Smith taught in public schools and at Robeson Community College.

She is chair of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission, where she has served on the board since 1993.

Smith is former chair of the North Carolina Partnership for Economic Development.

She serves on numerous boards, including the Southeastern Biotechnology Advisory Board, Lumberton Housing Authority Board, and Lumberton Advisory Board for Branch Banking & Trust.

Smith said Monday that she was not aware of any other candidates, Democrat or Republican, planning to run for the Senate seat.

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