02/16/12 — Mayor will run for his third term

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Mayor will run for his third term

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 16, 2012 1:46 PM

Goldsboro Mayor Al King announced Wednesday he will run for re-election.

King made the announcement during the Goldsboro City Council retreat at the Paramount Theatre, following a presentation by a representative from the N.C. League of Municipalities.

King notified the council that, as second vice president of the League, he would need to be re-elected to continue serving.

Appointed to lead the city following the death of Hal Plonk in January 2002, King first ran for election in 2003 and again in 2007, winning both terms.

King entered the Air Force in October 1956 and retired in 1976, then worked for the city of Goldsboro as director of personnel and safety from February 1979 until his retirement in April 2000.

Also filing for office on Wednesday were incumbent Wayne County Commissioner Jack Best, a Democrat, for the District 6 seat and incumbent Ray Mayo, a Republican, for the District 1 seat on the board of commissioners.

Incumbent District Court Judge Les Turner filed for re-election to the 8th Judicial District bench. Ericka James Young also filed for district court judge in the district that includes Wayne, Greene and Lenoir counties.

Ven Faulk filed for re-election to the District 2 seat on the Wayne County Board of Education and Gene Lee filed for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Mount Olive Town Board.

At the national level, Congressman G.K. Butterfield filed for re-election to the District 1 seat among the North Carolina delegation.

The filing period ends at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

All municipal elections are non-partisan.

The filing period began on Monday and ends Wednesday, Feb. 29, at noon.