Clayton Hollingsworth was born and raised in Sampson County in the Newton Crossroad's area. He holds one of the Cooperative's at large seats and has served on the Four County EMC Board of Directors since 2004. Clayton earned his Director Gold Certification through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). He served in the Army for two years and received his associate's degree at James Sprunt Community College. Clayton worked at JP Stevens Textile for 20 years and then at Murphy Farms for 20 years. He also worked as a state magistrate for 29 years and retired from that position in 2020. He served on the Sampson County Planning Commission board for six years. Clayton has one daughter and one grandson who live in Leland. He attends Roseville Missionary Baptist Church and, in his spare time, enjoys fishing and hunting.