Bladen County Commissioner Ashley Trivette announced Thursday night that she will not seek re-election next year.
Trivette, in an email, wrote, “After prayerful consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election to the District 3 seat on the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. This decision was a difficult one for me because I love serving the citizens and I am deeply committed to Bladen County, and it’s future. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in service to our great County.”
Trivette cited family considerations in reaching her decision after serving one term.
“However, personal considerations dictate that I make this difficult choice in the best interest of my family,” Trivette wrote in her statement. “As many of you know, I recently completed a four year journey of adopting my daughter, and she requires my undivided time, focus, and attention and as her Mother, her needs are my top priority. Consequently, it has become clear to me that I would not be able to dedicate the time required to be the effective County Commissioner that I strive to be for an additional four year term. Please know that I am fully committed to finishing my term and giving this last year as County Commisssioner my 100 percent.
“While I will not be serving in an official capacity beyond the fall of 2020, I remain steadfast in my love of Bladen County and I will continue to work hard to ensure her successful future. Thank you for trusting me to serve you over the past three years. It has been a true honor.”
Trivette beat Ken Register Jr. in 2016 for the District 3 seat.