Rev. Dr. Wendy Ella May (left) is running for a board of commissiners seat in Micro, N.C., and is the first LGBT candidate from that township. She is seen here with Janice Covington from Charlotte, N.C., at a recent LGBT Democrats of North Carolina state convention. Photo Credit: Wendy Ella May election website

MICRO, N.C. — Farmer Rev. Dr. Wendy Ella May filed for public office on Dec. 16, 2015.

The transgender transplant from New Jersey is vying for a seat on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.

May will face off against incumbent Commissioner Ted Godwin for the District 2 seat.

She is the first openly LGBT person to run for office in the county. May has served in the U.S. Army, been a publisher for three publications, volunteered for a number of local, state and national organizations, is founding director of M.E.N.D. 4 Male Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, a member of LGBT Democrats of North Carolina and is the founding director of WE May Talent Management Foundation, to name a few of her achievements and contributions.

info: electwemay2016.com.

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