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.
Register of Deeds
John Chance, Pineview Avenue; Lois J. Mooring, N.C. 111, Goldsboro
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
4th District: Naverro Brown, Kenansville; Martin L. Herring, Rose Hill Road; Russell Tucker, Pink Hill
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
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
June S. Atkinson, Raleigh; J.B. Buxton, Charlotte; Marshall Stewart, Raleigh
10th District: Adrian Ray Arnett, Pink Hill; Richard Jarman, LaGrange
10th District: Stephen LaRoque, Kinston; Willie Ray Starling, Indian Springs Road, Mount Olive
Richard Burr, Winston-Salem; John Ross Hendrix, Cary; Albert Lee Wiley Jr., Salter Path
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
Timothy Cook, Browns Summit; Jim Snyder, Lexington; Thomas Stith, Durham
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
Bill Fletcher, Cary; Jeanne Smoot, Raleigh
Judge, N.C. Court of Appeals
Barbara Jackson, Raleigh; Marvin Schiller, Raleigh; Alan Thornburg, Asheville; Marcus Williams, Lumberton
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