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One-stop voters have ballot choices

By Matt Shaw
Published in News on July 7, 2004 2:08 PM

One-stop and primary voters face several choices this month, including a congressman to serve at least six months.

Gov. Mike Easley decided to use the July 20 election to choose a successor for former U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance, who resigned June 8 for health reasons.

The Democrats have nominated former N.C. Supreme Court Justice G.K. Butterfield as their candidate in the 1st Congressional District, which includes about half of Wayne County. The Republicans have selected Greg Dority, who ran against Ballance two years ago.

Whoever wins the July 20 match will serve at least the remainder of Ballance's term. Both Butterfield and Dority are also seeking their parties' nominations and could face off again in the Nov. 2 general elections.

The only Wayne County race on the ballot is a Democratic showdown between John Chance and Mooring. Chance, appointed the register of deeds last November, is defending his position against Ms. Mooring, a deputy clerk of court. The winner will face Republican Chris West in November.

Some Republicans in Wayne County can vote in the N.C. House race between incumbent Stephen LaRoque, a first-term legislator from Kinston, and Willie Ray Starling of Mount Olive. The 10th District includes some eastern and southeastern Wayne precincts.

Duplin County voters will be making choices among Democrats vying for the county commissioners and the school board.

Both parties will be voting in a nonpartisan race between four candidates for a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals.

The following is a list of primary races to be decided July 20. Candidates listed in italics are the current officeholders.


Wayne County

Register of Deeds

John Chance, Pineview Avenue; Lois J. Mooring, N.C. 111, Goldsboro

Duplin County

Board of Commissioners

District 1: L.S. Guy, Faison; Snodie Wilson, Kenansville

District 4: Tommy Herring, Wallace; Davis Fussell, Wallace

District 6: Reginald Wells, Rose Hill; Quincy Hill, Rose Hill

Board of Education

District 1: Gary Cook, Warsaw; Willie Gillespie, Kenansville; Stephen Williamson, Kenansville

N.C. House

4th District: Naverro Brown, Kenansville; Martin L. Herring, Rose Hill Road; Russell Tucker, Pink Hill

U.S. House

1st District: G.K. Butterfield, Wilson; Donald "Don" Davis, Snow Hill; Sam Davis, Elizabeth City; Christine Finch, Wilson; Darryl Smith, Wilson


Mike Easley, Raleigh; Rickey Kepfer, Broadway

Lt. Governor

Curtis Hert Jr., High Point; Beverly Perdue, Raleigh

Commissioner of Agriculture

Britt Cobb, Raleigh; Tom Gilmore, Julian

Secretary of State

Elaine Marshall, Lillington; Doris A. Sanders, Raleigh

Schools Superintendent

June S. Atkinson, Raleigh; J.B. Buxton, Charlotte; Marshall Stewart, Raleigh


N.C. Senate

10th District: Adrian Ray Arnett, Pink Hill; Richard Jarman, LaGrange

N.C. House

10th District: Stephen LaRoque, Kinston; Willie Ray Starling, Indian Springs Road, Mount Olive

U.S. Senate

Richard Burr, Winston-Salem; John Ross Hendrix, Cary; Albert Lee Wiley Jr., Salter Path

U.S. House

1st District: Greg Dority, Washington; Jerry N. Williford, Oxford


Patrick Ballantine, Wilmington; Dan Barrett, Advance; Bill Cobey, Durham; George Little, Southern Pines; Fern Shubert, Marshville; Richard Vinroot, Charlotte

Lt. Governor

Timothy Cook, Browns Summit; Jim Snyder, Lexington; Thomas Stith, Durham

Attorney General

Thom Goolsby, Wilmington; Joe Knott, Raleigh; Wendell Sawyer, Greensboro


Jasper N. Albright, Raleigh; Leslie Merritt, Zebulon

Commissioner of Insurance

C. Robert Brawley, Mooresville; Cindy Huntsberry, Smithfield

Commissioner of Labor

Cherie Berry, Newton; Lloyd T. Funderburk, Matthews

Schools Superintendent

Bill Fletcher, Cary; Jeanne Smoot, Raleigh


Judge, N.C. Court of Appeals

Barbara Jackson, Raleigh; Marvin Schiller, Raleigh; Alan Thornburg, Asheville; Marcus Williams, Lumberton