02/17/12 — Names added to list for vote

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Names added to list for vote

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 17, 2012 1:46 PM

The field of candidates for public office grew Thursday as candidates for a number of posts filed their intent to run.

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

William Holding, a former federal prosecutor, filed for the District 13 seat in Congress. Most of Wayne County will be part of the newly drawn district after the November elections. The 1st Congressional District reaches in from the east and takes in portions of Goldsboro and Mount Olive.

Democrat Don Davis filed for the District 5 seat in the state Senate. Davis won the seat in 2008 but lost it to Republican Louis Pate two years later. After district lines were changed, Pate will run in the newly drawn District 7.

Two newcomers entered the race for a seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.

James N. Beckwith, a Republican, filed for the District 1 seat.

Jeff Jennings, a Republican, filed for the District 5 seat.

The seats are currently held by Ray Mayo and Bud Gray, respectively. Mayo was appointed to fill out the term of longtime Commissioner Andy Anderson, who retired last year.

Two candidates also filed for the judgeship currently held by Lonnie Carraway of Snow Hill. Ericka James of Pikeville and Annette Turik of Kinston are seeking the 8th District seat. The district includes Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties.

In the race for the Goldsboro City Council, Bill Broadaway filed for the District 2 seat.