Two Monroe men qualified last week to run in the Nov. 3, 2020 Special Election to fill the unexpired term for District 6, the seat held by the late Wayne Adcock who passed away unexpectedly on Easter Sunday. The Special Election to take place in conjunction with the General Election. The term is up at the end of 2021 at which time a regular election will take place to elect someone to serve a full 4-year term. The two qualifiers are Tyler Gregory and Spencer L. Seay.
Tyler Gregory, 35
Gregory has lived in Monroe for 7 years, 6 of them in District 6. He is married to Lauren and the couple have a dog, Sam Malone. He is the owner of Gregory STC, a grant writing, strategic planning and consulting services building that works with several local non-profits. He also is a partner in MW-Carpetry, which specializes in home improvement. Gregory was a former director of Monroe Walton Center for the Arts (formerly The Art Guild) and was on the Board of Directors at On Stage Walton. He helped found the Mill Village Residents Association, a grass roots organization where he and neighbors work together to build community in the neighborhood. He also worked at the after-school program at Monroe Area High School and Monroe Elementary School as a tutor. Gregory is a political newcomer and has not been elected to public office before.
Spencer L. Seay, 43
Spencer Seay has lived in Monroe for 38 years. He and his wife, Shannon, have two children ages 18 and 20. Seay said he spent every day of his childhood at a family furniture store on South Broad Street. He currently serves as the operations manager for a wholesale company located in the heart of Monroe’s District 6.
Seay served briefly as a member of the Monroe City Council in 2010 after being elected to District 6 before stepping down.
“In the 10 years since I stepped down my desire to better our community has never waned,” Seay said.