02/09/14 — Filing period for elected offices gets started Monday

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Filing period for elected offices gets started Monday

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 9, 2014 1:50 AM

The filing period for local, state and federal elected offices will open at noon Monday and will continue through noon on Friday, Feb. 28.

The primary will be held Tuesday, May 6.

Candidates for local office will file at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St.

State House and Senate candidates file in their county of residence.

Candidates for federal offices, judgeships and district attorney file at the state Board of Elections office in Raleigh.

Four of the seven-member Wayne County Board of Education are up for re-election in a non-partisan election.

They are Chris West, District 1, John Grantham, District 4, Arnold Flowers, District 5, and Rick Pridgen, District 6.

Only one seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners is up for election, the District 2 office currently held by Ed Cromartie of Mount Olive.

Cromartie, a Democrat, was appointed by commissioners to complete the first two years of the unexpired four-year term of the late J.D. Evans. State law requires that a person has to be elected for the final two years of an unexpired four-year term.

Cromartie has said he plans to file for election to that office.

Larry Pierce, who last week was appointed sheriff following the death of Sheriff Carey Winders, has said he will file for the office. Pierce is a Republican.

Register of Deeds Lois Mooring and Clerk of Superior Court Pam Minshew face re-election. Both are Democrats.

Democrat Branny Vickory, district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District, has announced that he will not seek re-election.

The county's state legislative delegation is up for re-election. They are Sen. Louis Pate of Mount Olive, R-District 7; Sen. Don Davis of Snow Hill, D-District 5; state Rep. Jimmy Dixon of Calypso, R-District 4; John R. Bell of Goldsboro, R-District 10; and Larry M. Bell of Clinton, D-District 21.

Congressmen G.K. Butterfield of Wilson, D-District 1, and George Holding of Raleigh, R-District 13 are up for re-election as is Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of Greensboro.

Several judgeships are on the ballot including District Court Judge Beth Heath of Kinston.

Four state Supreme Court and three Court of Appeals races are on the ballot as well. Judicial races are nonpartisan.