Congressman Greg Murphy to hold open house next week

Congressman Greg Murphy will hold an open house Wednesday afternoon open to the third district constituents.

(Greenville, N.C.)- N.C. 3rd Congressional District Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. announced Friday afternoon that he will host an open house next week. The open house will take place at his new district office in Jacksonville, N.C., which will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The event will last an hour and a half, beginning at 3:00 PM and ending at 4:30 PM.

Constituents of the Third District and members of the press are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Considering the strong military presence at Camp Lejeune, I found it necessary to open a district office in Jacksonville to more conveniently provide assistance to marines, veterans and other residents of Onslow county and the surrounding area,” said Murphy. “I hope you all will join my staff and I on Wednesday to see our office and learn more about the services we provide, including help with federal agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security and more.”

 

Location and address to attend:

The Office of Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D.

234 NW Corridor, Suite 301

Jacksonville, N.C. 28540

Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy to host town hall in Onslow on Tuesday

N.C. 3rd District Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy will be in Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon. The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will be attending a Town Hall Meeting with recently elected U.S. Congressman at 3:00 PM This event is open to the public.

(JACKSONVILLE, NC)- The recently elected Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy (R) was sworn into office just twelve days ago on Sept. 17, 2019 after nearly eight-months of ENC without representation in Washington. Since the former N.C. House Rep has transitioned from state leadership into a federal leader in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Congressman, he has returned to ENC a number of times, living up to his mission of being “available” to get to work for the people in the district.

Since being elected and sworn into office, he’s listened to a number of ENC concerns around the district head-on, from lack of swift hurricane relief, challenges that ENC farmers are facing, regulatory matters, the opioid epidemic as well as a the impacts of increased numbers in foster care.

Last week, on Sept. 24th Congressman Murphy was aboard Camp Lejeune with Defense Secretary Mark Esper who was touring and surveying damages that have lingered since Hurricane Florence.

Sept. 28th Murphy was in Kinston, in a round-table discussion with community stakeholders to address concerns and partner in creating solutions.

Congressman Murphy succeeded in four challenging elections in just 10 short months to fulfill the remainder of the term of the late Walter B. Jones Jr. with a vision of being an available and constituent-driven lawmaker.

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will be attending a Town Hall Meeting with recently elected U.S. Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Biagio’s located at 622 Court St. in Jacksonville.

A quorum of the Commissioners may attend this event; however, this is not a meeting of the Commissioners and no action will be taken. This Town Hall Meeting is open to the public. 


Please contact County Administration at 910-347-4717 for additional information.

Correction from original location has been made to the updated location.

NC Rep. Walter Jones’- illness looms lack of transparency and attendance for 2018 term

Public photo via Walter Jones FB

The AP reported Dec. 17, 2018

“North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones will miss the remainder of the current congressional term because of illness.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reports the 75-year-old 3rd District Republican hasn’t cast a roll call vote since Sept. 26. Jones has missed the last 27 roll call votes in the U.S. House of Representatives, including some in late September and since the House re-convened in November.

Last Tuesday, he was granted a leave of absence for the rest of 2018. His office said Jones plans to return to Washington on Jan. 3, the first day of the new Congress, but offered no specifics on Jones’ illness. No one from his office responded for a request for additional comment Monday.

Jones’ district includes Kinston, Greenville, New Bern and the northern half of the coast.”


The House voted to approve the 2018 farm bill on Dec. 12, though many of the votes Jones has missed have been ceremonial, such as renaming a wildlife refuge and adding to the National Register of Historic Places.

Congress faces a potential government shutdown Friday over funding for a border wall, and Republicans lose control of House next year.

Jones missed 7.7 percent of House votes in 2017, ranking 48th in missed votes among the 435 members, according to GovTrack, a website that tracks federal legislation.

Conservative voters are stating feelings of deception behind this, assuming whatever the illness is, it was known and Jones still entered the race as incumbent and unopposed for another set term which he is unable to serve at this time.

It is injustice that Walter hasn’t been to work since September 27 and his constituents have been left in the dark about his absence. It shows a lack of transparency and respect for the people of Eastern NC.

Walter Jones should step down and let the 3rd districts executive committee consider his replacement with someone who is physically charged and qualified for the challenge. -S.O.

Jones ran unopposed in November after a win for his 12th term, in a three-way Republican primary in May. Republican challenger, Scott Dacey made an issue out of Jones’ recent years absences during the primary.

Walter Jones was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, following ten years of service as an elected member of the North Carolina General Assembly.

Congressman Jones drives home to Farmville every weekend to his wife Joe Anne and his dog, Darby. They have one daughter, Ashley.

He announced during the primary that, if elected, it would be his final term in office.

Jones’ father was a lifetime politician and died while still in office. Jones’ father — Walter B. Jones, Sr. —held a seat in the U.S. House from 1966 to 1992.

Term limits are still a conversation piece across the nation with examples as such as reasonable consideration.

If you would like to contact this congressional leader at any of his offices with concerns or complaints, contact information is below. Jones will not be returning until January 3rd.

Washington, DC Office

2333 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3415

Greenville NC Office

1105-C Corporate Drive

Greenville, NC 27858

Phone: 252-931-1003 Toll-free (in N.C. only) 800-351-1697

Fax: 252-931-1002

Havelock NC Office

1 Governmental Avenue

Havelock, NC 28532

Phone: 252-565-6846

Jacksonville NC Office

234 Northwest Corridor Blvd. Room 313B

Jacksonville, NC 28540

Phone: 252-565-6846