Raised in Pitt County, Brian Farkas spent the last decade developing the skills necessary to hit the ground running and make sure government works for you, supports your successes, and contributes to the healthy growth of our communities. In both the public and private sector, Farkas has engaged a number of organizations on issues affecting North Carolinians and delivered tangible results to improve the lives of citizens across the state.

 

Farkas works in an architecture firm, founded right here, in Pitt County that fosters stronger communities by supporting Eastern North Carolina’s environment through responsible design and smart building.

Prior to joining JKF ARCHITECTURE, Farkas worked for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)—one of 27 research institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH, Farkas specialized in emergency management measures to safeguard the lives and prized research of over 1,000 people.

Farkas received a B.A. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Public Administration from the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill.

 

Current Public Service
 

  • Member, Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Issues Committee
  • Vice Chair, City of Greenville Public Transportation and Parking Commission
  • Vice President, Greenville Museum of Art Board of Trustees
  • Member, City of Greenville Comprehensive Planning Committee (aka “Horizon’s Committee.”)

 

Issues

Public Education

From the Pitt County Schools through our university system, Brian Farkas knows first hand that our public schools directly reflect our communities. Farkas will fight to recruit and retain high-quality teachers and teacher assistants for our K–12 classrooms, re-direct public money exclusively toward public schools, and create an innovative educational environment that attracts, and keeps, good paying jobs in Pitt County.

Healthy Job Growth

A healthy economy is powered by good paying jobs and fair opportunities for everybody. As Pitt County’s voice in the State House, Farkas will:

  • Champion smart, pro-business investments in infrastructure
  • Ensure state support of urban core and main street revitalization programs that boost quality of life
  • Strengthen North Carolina’s “buy local” efforts
  • Aggressively combat poverty by rebuilding problem-solving coalitions between business, public education, and government

Good Government

With his experience in both public and private sectors, Brian Farkas understands that government is at its best when your public officials are responsive to the people—and only the people. As your Representative, Farkas will lead the fight to end gerrymandering once and for all by establishing a bipartisan redistricting commission, will reform our campaign finance system to get lawmakers out of the fundraising business, and will roll back voter suppression laws that make it harder for people’s voices to be heard.

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