One day left to got on November ballot
By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on February 28, 2008 1:52 PM
Any Wayne County resident interested in being on the ballot for November's county, state or national elections needs to throw his or her hat into the ring by noon Friday when the filing period for the May 6 primaries closes.
Open for election are all of the county commission seats; the school board's District 2, 3 and at-large seats; the county Register of Deeds position; five District 8 Court judge seats; the District 8B Superior Court judge seat; state House District 10, 11 and 21 seats; state Senate District 5 and 12 seats; all statewide executive branch positions; U.S. House District 1 and 3 seats; U.S. Senate; and the presidency.
Anyone interested in filing for county or state General Assembly races should go to the Wayne County Board of Elections office on William Street.
Those interested in filing for other state seats, as well as any national offices, should do so at the N.C. Board of Elections office in Raleigh.
"There are forms they have to fill out and we have those packets already made up for them. The only thing they have to make sure of is that they live in the district of the office they're filing for," Wayne County Board of Elections Director Vickie Reed said.
For non-partisan races -- school board, judicial seats and register of deeds -- primaries will be held only if three or more people file, with the top two moving on to November. For partisan races -- everything else -- primaries will be held only if two or more people file from each party, with the top vote-getters from each party moving on to November.
Write-ins will only be allowed in the board of education and soil and water district -- filing for which will be from noon, June 9, until noon July 7 -- races.
These are the candidates who have filed for May primaries whose county and state districts include Wayne County. This list does not include candidates who have filed for statewide or nationwide offices.
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 1 -- Republican Wilbur "Andy" Anderson (incumbent), Republican James Beckwith
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 2 -- Democrat J.D. Evans (incumbent)
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 3 -- Democrat John Bell (incumbent), Republican Frank Pearsall III
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 4 -- Republican Steve Keen, Democrat Denny Tart
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 5 -- Democrat Roland M. "Bud" Gray (incumbent), Republican Willie Ray Starling
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 6 -- Democrat Jack Best (incumbent), Republican Joe Daughtery
*Wayne County Board of Commissioners At-Large -- Republican Hal Keck, Republican Jeff Jennings, Democrat Chris Gurley, Democrat Sandra Raiford McCullen and Democrat Darrell Horne
*Wayne County Board of Education District 2 -- Shirley Faison Sims (incumbent)
*Wayne County Board of Education District 3 -- Thelma F. Smith (incumbent)
*Wayne County Board of Education At-Large -- Edward Lee Radford, "Ven" Faulk
*Wayne County Register of Deeds -- Lois J. Mooring (incumbent)
*District 8 District Court Judge (five seats) -- Lonnie Carraway (incumbent), Les Turner (incumbent), David Brantley (incumbent), Tim Finan (incumbent), William Bland, Charles Gaylor III, Chris Rogerson
*District 8B Superior Court Judge -- Jerry Braswell (incumbent), Arnold Jones II
*N.C. House District 10 -- Democrat Van Braxton (incumbent)
*N.C. House District 11 -- Republican Efton Sager, Democrat Ronnie Griffin
*N.C. House District 21 -- Democrat Larry Bell (incumbent)
*N.C. Senate District 5 -- Democrat Ed Wilson, Democrat Don Davis, Democrat Tony P. Moore, Democrat Charles E. Johnson, Democrat Chuck Stone and Republican Louis Pate Jr.
*N.C. Senate District 12 -- Republican David Rouzer, Republican Nena Reeves and Democrat Patricia Oliver
*U.S. House District 1 -- Democrat G.K. Butterfield (incumbent), Republican Dean Stephens
*U.S. House District 3 -- Republican Walter B. Jones (incumbent), Republican Joe McLaughlin, Democrat Marshall Adame, Democrat Craig Weber
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