Filing period officially begins
By From staff reports
Published in News on February 14, 2012 1:46 PM
Filing for public office began Monday at noon in Wayne County and a number of candidates for a variety of offices plunked down their filing fees at the county Board of Elections to enter races at the local and state level.
Republican Louis Pate filed for the 7th state Senate District seat, Republican Efton Sager filed for the 4th District seat in the state House and Republican John R. Bell filed for the 10th District seat in the state House.
Democrat J.D. Evans filed for re-election to the District 2 seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners; Democrat John M. Bell filed for re-election to the 3rd District seat on the Board of Commissioners; and Democrat Roland "Bud" Gray filed for re-election to the 5th District seat.
Also filing for seats on the Board of County Commissoners were Republican Kenny Talton for the District 2 seat and Republican Bill Pate for the District 5 seat.
Thelma Smith filed for re-election to the District 3 seat on the county Board of Education.
In the race for seats on the Goldsboro City Council, two candidates filed for mayor -- Henry Jinnette and D.A. Stuart. The Rev. Charles Williams filed for re-election to the District 4 seat on the council.
Municipal races are nonpartisan.
In the race for seats on the Mount Olive Town Board, incumbent George Fulghum filed for the District 3 seat.
Several candidates filed for seats on the Fremont Town Board of Alderman. William Darron Flowers and incumbent Leroy Ruffin both filed for mayor of Fremont. Incumbent Alvester Lewis filed for the District 1 seat on the Fremont Board; incumbent Harold Cuddington filed for the District 4 seat; Joy Coley Reid filed for the District 5 seat; and incumbent Annie Lewis filed for the District 6 seat.
The filing period ends at noon on Feb. 29.