A Randolph County pastor is taking a good hard look at succeeding his good friend Mark Robinson in 2024.
Pastor Allen Mashburn, a Moore County resident who leads Asbury Baptist Church in Randolph County’s Seagrove community, is making no secret of the fact that he’s looking at a lieutenant governor run if the seat becomes vacant in 2024. It’s also no secret that the current occupant, Republican Mark Robinson, is eyeing a run for governor in 2024.
Mashburn and Robinson have been close for quite a while. Mashburn campaigned for Robinson in 2020, and Robinson has spoken to attendees at Mashburn’s church.
Both men are Republicans, and appear to agree on most everything.
Mashburn is quite active on social media, and currently co-hosts a podcast called “Carolina Conservative.”
Some people may have qualms about religious leaders serving in Congress.
Raphael Warnock (D) is a Baptist pastor currently serving in the US Senate. Father Robert Drinan (D), a Massachusetts Jesuit, served in the US House. Mark Walker (R) served North Carolina in Congress while a Baptist pastor.
So, why not Allen Mashburn for lieutenant governor?