Bryson Jones is a New Bern resident originally from Billings, Montana. Jones decided to remain in New Bern, NC after serving honorably for 14 years in the Marine Corps. He and his wife, Brittany, have three children and are expecting their fourth child in April 2018. Jones has spent his career serving his country and has a strong desire to continue this service by being an advocate for people in his area. During his time in the Marine Corps he has acted as an Operations Chief as well as a Visual Information Management Chief. These experiences have taught him how to lead even in traumatizing times of adversity, such as war. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and the Global War on Terror. Additionally, during his service, he was awarded (2) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, (4) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the NATO Medal International Security Assistance Force. No matter what endeavor he has taken on in service of his country he has done so with honor and dignity. Jones has been entrusted with the lives of many and would like to continue his service as a civilian fighting for affordable health care, equality, education and our environment. During his role as a Gunnery Sgt. his duty was to keep things moving forward with a focus on mission accomplishment. His goal is to bring this same drive, fresh ideas and positive change for citizens in House District 79.
Jerry Langley is a life-long resident of Beaufort County. He and his wife, Alice, have one son (Quincy) and five godchildren.
Jerry was educated in the local schools of Washington, North Carolina, graduating from Washington High School. He is also a graduate of NC Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and holds both the Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Religious Studies from Liberty and Grand Canyon Universities, respectively.
Jerry, a recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, has committed himself to work and service in eastern North Carolina. His service history includes: 14 years as a Deputy Sheriff and Investigator, 20 years in Probation and Parole, 16 years as a Surveillance Officer, 4 years as a Judicial Services Coordinator and service on numerous community boards and commissions.
Beaufort County citizens have placed their trust in him as a County Commissioner for 18 years. He has served as chairman of the Board of Commissioners and is currently vice-chairman.
Law Enforcement and Government are indeed Jerry’s passion; but, he also received a calling to minister. He has been an ordained minister for 11 years, and is beginning his 7th year as pastor of Zion Grove Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ. He’s a member of the Ordination Board for the Washington/Norfolk District Assembly, and member of the General Council Board of the Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Incorporated and International.