Meet Chris Malone
Mr. Malone has been an elected official on both the local and county level. He was a member on the Wake Forest Town Board of Commissioners from 2001 until 2005. He was elected in 2009 to the Wake County School Board. In September 2011, Malone declared he would run for the District 35 seat in the North Carolina House in 2012.
Chris is the oldest of nine children who were raised on a farm in Middletown, NJ by Christopher and Antonia (Tonie) Malone. Malone's father was a naval officer and executive with Pirelli Tire and his mother an author and Professor at Seton Hall University.
Chris went to work right after graduating from Middletown Township High School. After several years he returned to school and graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College with a B.A. in Speech and Theatre in 1982. Malone moved to Wake County in January 1991. In 1992, he married Becky Sampson, an emergency room nurse. They have three children: Christopher, Benjamin and Kathryn (Katie).
Chris has also been involved in community activities including a stint as a member of the board of directors of the Wake Forest Fire Department and Kiwanis Club. He has worked for G4S Compliance and Investigations (formerly MJM Investigations) since arriving as a Sales Representative and later as a Case Manager and a National Program Manager.
Malone has been a part of several advisory boards in Wake Forest including the Planning Board and the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
He is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh.
He was the Wake County Republican Party House District 40 Chairman.
He was an area spokesperson for passing a School Bond in 2000.
Malone received a record amount of votes (1265) to become a Wake Forest Town Commissioner in 2001.
He was Mayor Pro Tempore for a year and a half.
Malone led the board to pass an amendment to the town charter denying the town the authority to engage in seizure of personal property for commercial purposes such as happened in the Kelo vs. New London, Connecticut case.
He also fought against tax increases and worked to lessen the impact of business killing regulation.
Mr. Malone was elected in 2009 to the Wake County School Board, where he has been working to bring Community Schools and sorely needed programs and equitable treatment to Eastern Wake County. Amongst his efforts that were brought to pass were the Student Assignment program, the moving of a high school from Raleigh to Rolesville, and the opening of two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) schools.
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