One day left to file for office
By From staff reports
Published in News on February 28, 2012 1:46 PM
With the filing period for public office ending Wednesday at noon, candidates have only one day to decide whether to enter races for local, state and national office.
In recent days, a number of candidates have plunked down their filing fees for a variety of offices. But as of this morning, there was at least one seat on the Goldsboro City Council with no candidate.
No one had filed for the District 6 seat on the council, which is currently held by Councilman Jackie Warrick. Warrick has announced that he will not seek re-election.
Clark Tondalayo filed for the District 4 seat on the Goldsboro City Council. The seat is currently held by Councilman Charles Williams, who has filed for re-election. Starr Whitmore also has filed for the same seat.
Also, Ben Farlow filed for the District 3 seat now held by Don Chatman, who has announced he will not seek re-election. Farlow is the only candidate currently seeking the seat.
Incumbent Chuck Allen filed for re-election to the District 5 seat on the council. He was also the only candidate for the seat as of this morning. The same was true for William Broadaway in the District 2 race. Incumbent Bob Waller has announced he will not seek re-election to the District 2 seat.
Mayor Al King made good on his promise to file for re-election. King faces opposition from Henry Jinnette and D.A. Stuart.
The City Council race, like all municipal races, is non-partisan.
In Fremont, incumbent Leon Mooring and Brenda Hicks filed for the District 2 seat on the town board. Willie Smith filed for the District 3 seat.
In Mount Olive, Ray Thompson filed for re-election to the at-large seat and Mayor Ray McDonald Sr. filed for re-election.
Municipal races are normally held in odd-numbered years but obtaining approval for revamped district lines held up them up from last year.
In the race for seats on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, Republican Joe Daughtry filed for the District 6 seat currently held by Democrat Jack Best, who is seeking re-election.
Republican Jeffrey Pearsall filed for the District 1 seat on the board of commissioners, which is currently held by Republican Ray Mayo. Republican James Beckwith also has filed for the seat.
Wayne Aycock, a Republican, filed for the at-large seat on the county Board of Education currently held by Democrat Sandra McCullen. Mrs. McCullen is seeking re-election.
In the other races for the board of commissioners, Republican Kenny Talton is opposing incumbent Democrat J.D. Evans in District 2, incumbent Democrat John Bell is seeking re-election to the District 3 seat, incumbent Steve Keen is seeking re-election to the District 4 seat, and Republicans Jeff Jennings and Bill Pate are looking to unseat incumbent Democrat Bud Gray in District 5.
Also, Dwight Cannon filed for the District 2 seat on the Wayne County Board of Education now held by Len Henderson, who has not announced whether he will seek re-election. Ven Faulk also has filed for the seat.
Incumbent Thelma Smith has filed for re-election to the District 3 school board seat and faces no opposition as of this morning. Eddie Radford has filed for re-election to the at-large seat on the board of education and as of this morning, faced no opposition.
The school board race is non-partisan.
In the race for the 13th Congressional District, which includes parts of Wayne County, Republicans Paul Coble and George Holding are vying to oppose Democrat Bernard Holliday. Democrat incumbent G.K. Butterfield has filed for re-election to the District 1 seat.