Picerno announces NC House candidacy

Moore County native Nick Picerno announced Tuesday that he will be running for North Carolina House District 78 in the upcoming 2022 election.

He will be seeking a seat currently held by Allen McNeill, who will not be seeking reelection in the upcoming race. “I would like to thank Mr. McNeill for his years of service to our state,” said Picerno in a press release. “He has left some big shoes to fill, and I am honored to get the chance to do so.”

Picerno served on the Moore County Board of Commissioners from 2008 to 2016 and spent five of those years as chairman of the board. He is a well-known fiscal conservative who is known for his ability to work with numbers. Picerno said he isn’t afraid to take tough challenges head-on and question every cent that goes into spending. Picerno currently holds a seat on the North Carolina Lottery Commission and has brought his knack for numbers to the board.

After graduating from Union Pines High School, Nick went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Teaching high school science for one year was his next adventure, though his real passion was found in computer programming. He formed the very successful Southern Software Inc. in 1988. The thriving company serves multiple cities, towns and counties throughout North Carolina and surrounding states.

With the support of his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Jan, Nick said he is ready to serve the people of North Carolina with honesty, hard work and loyalty. Guided by his faith and business experience, he said the people will be well taken care of with him in office.

“When you vote in the May primaries, remember to ‘Pick Nick’ for NC House District 78,” said Picerno.

Courtesy photo of Nick Picerno/Contributed.

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