There have been several new faces on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners since the 2020 election, but one very familiar county commissioner said this weekend that she’s hoping the voters put her back in her at-large seat for another four years.
On Sunday, Dec. 5, Democratic Commissioner Kay Cashion informed the Rhino Times that she would file to run again to stay on the board that she’s served on for 17 years.
Cashion, unlike the other eight commissioners on the board, must seek votes not just from one district but from every part of Guilford County.
She said Sunday night that she’s looking forward to filing. As usual, she’ll be doing so with a group of supporters by her side.
The longtime commissioner said she was making the move “after much encouragement from friends and business associates, as well as citizens I know and some I don’t know, and family.”
“It just feels right,” she added.
Cashion, the commissioner on the board who without question has the most interaction and connection with state and national commissioner organizations and initiatives, said she feels as though that wide range of participation will be a plus for the county’s citizens.
“I have the experience by involvement at local, state and national levels – and currently have leadership roles in all these areas – which provide me with knowledge and opportunity to better serve our citizens,” Cashion said.
She added that she had “the interest, enthusiasm and time” to continue serving.
“It has been an honor to serve our Guilford County citizens over these 17 years as a commissioner,” Cashion said, “and many years previously as a community volunteer.”
Cashion, who made her name in the furnishings and decorating business for decades, was chosen by the Democratic Party in 2004 to replace former Democratic Commissioner Jeff Thigpen after he won a better paying gig – and no doubt less aggravating one – as the Guilford County Register of Deeds.
Cashion initially represented a former version of commissioners’ District 6, which covered much of southwest Greensboro.