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Several candidates file at last minute today

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 29, 2012 5:01 PM

The field of candidates for public office grew substantially on the final day of the filing period, with people filing for a number of seats that will be on the ballot in Wayne County.

Former Goldsboro City Councilman William Goodman filed for election to the District 3 seat on the council now held by Don Chatman, who has announced he will not run again. Goodman will face Ben Farlow in May.

In the District 1 race for the City Council, Kyle Pritchard filed for the District 1 seat held by Michael Headon, who has filed for re-election.

Gene Aycock filed for the District 6 seat on the council. Fran Kasey announced for the position a day earlier. It is being vacated by outgoing council member Jackie Warrick.

That means there will be races for all the seats on the city council except two: Chuck Allen faces no opposition in District 5 and Bill Broadaway faces no challenger in District 2.

All municipal races are non-partisan, as is the race for the Wayne County School Board. Incumbent Len Henderson added his name to list of candidates today as well. He is running for re-election to the at-large seat on the school board and will face Eddie Radford.

Races at the state level also got a little more complicated. Tony Moore of Winterville filed as a Democrat against Democrat Don Davis for the District 5 seat in the state Senate. The district includes all of Greene County, the northern part of Pitt County and an arm of land reaching into Wayne from the east as far as Mount Olive.

Deloris Kennedy of Mount Olive, a Democrat, filed for the District 4 seat in the state House. Republicans Efton Sager and Jimmy Dixon and Libertarian Kevin Hayes also are seeking the seat.

Democrat Larry Bell was assured of another term in House District 21, as no one in either party filed to oppose him.