UPDATE: Scott White withdraws
from race for Hatteras commissioner
By IRENE NOLAN
White of Rodanthe today announced that he has withdrawn his candidacy
for Dare County Commissioner District 4, which includes all of Hatteras
White, a Republican filed early for the seat, before incumbent Allen
Burrus, a Democrat from Hatteras village, announced he would not seek
re-election. After Burrus made his announcement, Democrat Danny
Couch of Buxton, a member of the Dare County Board of Education,
announced that he would seek the District 4 seat on the Board of
Commissioners instead of running again for his seat on the school board.
White's announcement today was addressed to "the people of Hatteras Island and Dare County."
"Out of respect for the political process and the people of Hatteras
Island," he said, "I have withdrawn my candidacy for the Dare County
Commissioner District 4 seat. After careful consideration and a long
discussion with my wife, we have decided it would be better for
me to take a step back and get to know the people of Hatteras Island
and Dare county better before I just get to know them because I need
White, who moved to Hatteras Island in 2010, has never run for public
office before. However, he said in today's announcement that he
will not rule out running for office in the future.
goals in the future will be to get involved with the community and get
in touch with the folks on Hatteras Island,” he said. “I want to know
them as people, not just a number.
White also said he wished the "best of luck" to Couch.
"I wish Danny Couch and family the best of luck in all of their
endeavors," he said, "and I hope he will be a commissioner for the
people of Hatteras Island, not for the establishment."