This letter is to serve as my unconditional recommendation of Jeff Morgan for Pinehurst Village Council. I have known Jeff and his wife, Laura, since 2012 and am excited about his desire to serve.

Obviously, Jeff has significant experience in “serving,” as a graduate of United States Military Academy, decorated officer in the United States Army and chief medical officer for Womack Army Hospital.

Jeff has significant business acumen, holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and is currently the chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Fayetteville.

All that said regarding Jeff’s extensive and impressive background, Pinehurst will benefit most from his pragmatic, thorough and professional leadership style: transparent, respectful of others’ opinions and thoughtful. Couple that with an unmatched work effort and love of Pinehurst, and you have the ideal candidate to serve on our Village Council.

Finally, Jeff has the secret weapon, his wife. Laura is intelligent, talented, dedicated, and a wonderful person. I know that Jeff’s service to our community will be enhanced by Laura’s involvement.

When I think of the future of Pinehurst, and the great opportunities in front of us, I can think of no one whose involvement and leadership is more central than that of Jeff Morgan.

Matt West


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Ce Foote

Jeff Morgan is a Lydia Boesch, and her husband John of Pinewild Annexation fame, (cost Pinehurst $300k in legal fees) plant for the board. He will vote with her every time, you can count on it. He is not his own man, he is being groomed by Lydia Boesch. There are no good candidates this election. It comes down to voting for the lesser of evils.

Ce Foote

I just noticed Kevin Drum is aligning himself with Morgan (see his comment below). Is there any candidate with a moral compass in Pinehurst? Apparently not.

Kevin Drum

I couldn't agree - i’d be proud to serve with Jeff if elected!

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