02/22/06 — Starling files to challenge for LaRoque's District 10 seat

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Starling files to challenge for LaRoque's District 10 seat

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 22, 2006 1:51 PM

Republican Willie Ray Starling announced this week he will file for the District 10 seat in the state House held by fellow Republican Steven LaRoque of Kinston.

Starling, who has unsuccessfully run for the House previously, said many voters in the district are unhappy with LaRoque's cooperation with the Democratic leadership in the House.

"As District 10 representative in the North Carolina General Assembly, I will work to undo much of the wrong that has been done to taxpaying citizens. I will bring honesty and common-sense representation back to District 10. There is no reason North Carolinians should settle for deals struck between self-centered Republicans, Democrats, and special interest groups that totally ignores the harm to the average citizen. The governor's gas tax during times of record high consumer prices is an excellent example," Starling said in a press release.

Starling, 65, is a retired federal employee. He worked for the Department of Defense as division chief of staff for information management for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

The district include parts of Wayne and Lenoir counties and all of Greene County.

Also, Harold Raynor filed Tuesday for the District 3 seat on the Duplin County Board of Commissioners. The seat is currently held by Democrat Arliss Albertson.

In Duplin County, residents can file for district attorney, the District 10 seat in the state Senate, the Districts 3 and 7 seats in Congress, District Court judge, state House District 4, clerk of court, sheriff, the District 2 and 3 seats on the county Board of Commissioners and the District 2, 3 and 4 seats on the county Board of Education.

In Wayne County, the offices up for election this year are district attorney, Superior Court judge, District Court judge, clerk of court, sheriff, the Districts 1,4,5 and 6 seats on the Wayne County Board of Education, state senator in Districts 5 and 12, state House representative for Districts 10, 11 and 21 seats and the Districts 1 and 3 seats in Congress.

For more information on the election, candidate filing and filing fees, people may call the Wayne County Board of Elections at 731-1411. People interested in filing can do so at the Board of Elections office located at 209 S. William St.

For information on filing in Duplin County, people can call the Duplin Board of Elections at 910-296-2170. The office is located on Mallard Street in Kenansville.