Commissioner Clarence Bender is a Town Commissioner in rural Castalia in Nash County, NC.
He was born in Washington, D.C., but he grew up in Warren County in a town called Wise, NC. It is very fitting that Commissioner Bender was raised in a town of this name, because it is rural, small town values that have led him to his common sense approach to leadership.
Commissioner Bender deeply believes in the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ and finds moral common ground with many fellow North Carolinians.
He is daily motivated by the message of Matthew 5:5: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."
He believes that anyone can work together if they learn how to find common ground and communicate honestly.