The Pasquotank County Commissioners has a new member tonight. Jonathan Meads was chosen as the Pasquotank Republican Party’s nominee to fill the vacant Southern Inside District County Commissioners seat at a public executive meeting held at the Nixonton Ruritan Club on Monday, January 25th, 2021.
At the start of the 6pm meeting tonight at the Pasquotank County Courthouse a letter from the Pasquotank Republican Party was read to announce Jonathan as the nominee to the commissioners. The commissioners had the legal right to accept or reject the nomination. However, they were required to choose a Republican for the vacancy since the seat was held by a Republican previously. The commissioners approved the nomination for Jonathan unanimously.
With no objections to the nomination recommendation made by the Pasquotank Republican Party and the approval of the commissioners, Jonathan Meads was sworn into office at approximately 6:15pm just after the reciting of the pledge of allegiance and was able to take his seat on the board. Jonathan’s daughters were there to help with the pledge of allegiance and their grandmother, Alice Ann Meads was also present along with Jonathan’s wife Anna Meads. A number of members of the Meads family and family friends were present for the swearing in. Lynn Scott the Clerk to the Commissioners performed the swearing in.
Jonathan Meads is the son of long time former commissioner Frankie Meads who passed away last month. Jonathan brings his father’s mentorship and construction knowledge to the table and intends to represent Pasquotank County for the long term.