8406 Red Oak Blvd., Red Oak, NC 27868


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Town Officials

Levell Langley, Mayor

Levell Langley didn't grow up in Red Oak, but Red Oak is where he grew up and started taking an interest in the community and being a part of what helps a community grow and prosper. After moving to Red Oak in 1986, he met a local girl, Paulette Braswell. The two married in 1988. 

Levell was elected to the Town Council in 2005, appointed Mayor Pro Tempore in 2015, and elected Red Oak's Mayor in 2017. During his tenure on the Town Council, he has supported adding amenities to the town that encourage residents and visitors to want to be a part of the community. He believes that Ennis Park is one of Red Oak's greatest community resources, and he was a member of the council that voted to purchase the festive Christmas lights and street lights for the Town.

Levell values the small-town community of Red Oak and appreciates the conservative values of this town. Levell has been involved in the community serving as a volunteer fireman with the Red Oak Fire Department for over 23 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the state-of-the-art Red Oak Fire Department and is proud of the men and women that serve our community so well, including the Nash EMS service team, which is also housed in our community. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Red Oak Basketball League, a program that promotes youth exercise, team work and family values. He is also proud of how our area churches support our community so well, and believes our local schools are among the best in the Nash Rocky Mount system.

As Mayor, Levell hopes to continue to promote Red Oak as a small-town community with big values. Red Oak is the place everyone wants to raise their family, and a community that still honors the "Golden Rule” and loves their neighbor.

The Langley's have one son, Zach, who currently attends N.C. State University. Levell is also a local business owner and real estate developer; his HVAC business, Langley Maintenance, has been in business for over 22 years.

Sandra Russ, Town Councilwoman

Having lived in Nash County for 42 years, living the past 28 years in Red Oak, Sandra will tell you, "There is no other place in Nash County I would rather live than Red Oak." After visiting dear friends, Jim and Jackie Ennis back in the 1980's and loving this quiet small town, Sandra and her husband Donnie decided this is where they wanted to raise their family.

"I have been very encouraged by the leadership over the years to maintain a small town feeling with great values and lots of neighborhood activities and celebrations. Ennis Park has been such an asset to Red Oak and continual improvements have demonstrated a town dedicated to improving quality of life for all of its residents and guests."

Sandra has successfully owned and operated her own real estate company for over 20 years serving Eastern NC. She has served in various leadership positions in the local area association of realtors and holds numerous real estate designations. She holds an associate degree in accounting having worked previously for a local real estate developer for 17 years in an accounting position.

Sandra is a member of Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church and served in various positions over the years. Sandra and her husband Donnie have one son, Justin and a grandson Jaxon.

Tony Bennett, Town Councilman

Tony Bennett has served on the Town Council since being elected in 2008. Prior to being elected on the Town Council, Tony was appointed to service on the Planning Board and has served in that capacity for over 20 years. 

Tony was raised in the Salem community, attending Red Oak School where he played basketball and fell in love with a cheerleader named Martha Stephenson. Tony and Martha were married in August of 1967, and were blessed with two children, Michelle and Bill. The Bennett's have lived in and served Red Oak well for over 50 years.

Tony is a 1970 graduate of East Carolina University with a BS in Health and Physical Education. After a brief stint in education, he worked as a bank courier before deciding to farm full time. The Bennett's continue to lease farm land and multiple rental properties in the Red Oak area. Tony serves on the Board of Directors for the Tri County Peanut Company, is a member of the Evening Optimist, and is an active and loyal member of the Red Oak United Methodist Church.

When you ask Tony what he likes best about Red Oak, he smiles and says, "It's small town USA! The loyalty and togetherness of this town is a rare and valued commodity." Tony hopes to continue to serve the residents of Red Oak by preserving the rural integrity of our community and honoring the vision of those that served before him that had the intelligence to incorporate and protect our community.

Scott Briley, Town Councilman

Scott Briley was born in Edgecombe County and moved to the West Mount area of Nash County when he was 4 years old. Scott moved to the Town of Dortches where he and his wife resided from May 1990 until their move to the Town of Red Oak in October 2001.


He currently serves as Deacon and is on the Safety Response Team. Scott served 23 years with the Red Oak Fire Department until his retirement in May 2018. Scott’s desire was to be more involved in the community, so he began attending Town Council meetings for knowledge basis and to see where he could assist the wonderful Town of Red Oak. He was appointed to the Planning Board in 2017.  He served in this capacity until his election to the Town Council seat beginning 2020.

Scott has a passion for Church and Community involvement. He is an active member of Church on the Rise where he has served in many ministry roles including Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Refreshment Team, Greeter, Van Driver and Life Group Leader.

Scott is married to Melissa and has two daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth. 

Craig New, Town Councilman

Craig New has been a member of the Red Oak Town Council since being appointed by the board in 2015 to serve as an interim council member. Craig retained his Council seat during the 2017 election.

Craig has been a full-time resident of Red Oak since 2005. He is an active member of the Red Oak Baptist Church, serving the congregation as a Deacon. Craig is also a local family business owner helping run Newcon, Inc., with his brother, for over 24 years. Craig's business knowledge and straightforward approach to solving community issues is a vital asset to the Town Council.

Craig believes in protecting the Town's assets and using the funds available wisely, and for the benefit of the whole community. He values the way neighbors take care of one another in Red Oak, and the pride the residents have in the community.  Craig hopes to be a vital part of growing growth in Red Oak that will sustain, encourage and enhance the small-town charm that the town is known for, and the very reason he chose to raise his family here.

Craig is married to Susan Davis from Enfield, and they have three children: Morgan, Lauren and Chayton.