Mount Olive has liveliest election races in Wayne
By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on August 2, 2005 1:52 PM
Municipal races are shaping up in Mount Olive as the Friday filing deadline approaches for the November election. But filing for public office in several towns in Wayne County is lagging.
Mount Olive has the liveliest races, with all seats contested.
Mount Olive Mayor Ruff Huggins faces challenger Gilbert Usher of County Road.
Rick Kraft is challenging Ray Thompson for the at-large seat on the Mount Olive town board.
Former town zoning officer Kenny Talton challenges Ora Truzy for her seat representing District 1.
Hosea Manley challenges Paul Smalley in District 2.
Newcomers Tom Preston and Billy Rivenbark are going after the District 3 seat that will be left open by town commissioner Lloyd Warren when he steps down in December.
Gene Lee is going after Jimmy Kornegay's District 4 seat on the board.
Seven Springs town board member Danny Carter is the only person who has filed to run for office in Seven Springs. He is seeking the mayor's seat. Seven Springs incumbent mayor Emma Ward and town commissioners Rodolph Adams and Peggy Jones have not filed to run for re-election.
Nobody had filed yet by Monday to run for Pikeville mayor. Incumbant Herb Sieger has not indicated if he will run again.
Dennis Lewis is challenging Edith McClenny for her seat on the Pikeville town board, and Rosie Colvin has filed to fill Johnnie Weaver's unexpired term, which goes through 2007. Incumbent Pikeville town commissioner Lyman Galloway has not filed for re-election.
Nobody had filed Monday for any of the Eureka seats. Neither Mayor Randy Bass nor town commissioners Sandra Bass and Shirley Hobbs have filed.
Walnut Creek Mayor Darrell Horne has filed for his seat for four more years on the village council. Council member Kathy Daniels has filed for another four years. Tom Shaw has filed to run for two more years on the council, to which he was appointed in 2003. Newcomer Greg Ricker has filled to run for one of the four-year seats.
Candidates for the Belfast-Patetown Sanitary District Board are Ben Casey, Landis Davis, Edwin Beamon, Fred Newcomb and Ray Sullivan.
Candidates for the Eastern Wayne Sanitary District Board are Darryl Anderson, Jerry Bean, Ivey Kivett and Ernie Schmid. Eastern Wayne needs one more person to fill all five seats on the board.
Candidates for the Fork Sanitary District Board are Henry Braswell, Milton Ingram, Donald Neal and Dexter Taylor. The four candidates are going after three seats on the board.
Candidates for the Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District Board are Sam Casey, Bobby Outlaw, Edith Smith and James Taylor. Southeastern Wayne needs one more person to fill all five seats on the board.
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