The field of candidates grew Monday for November’s nonpartisan municipal and sanitary district elections but at a much slower pace than opening day Friday when 23 candidates filed.
But even with just eight filings Monday, a race was created in another Goldsboro City Council district and in one Mount Olive district.
Brandi N. Matthews filed Monday for the Goldsboro District 4 seat now held by Bevan Foster. Sadie Simmoms filed for the District 4 seat on Friday.
Friday’s filings created races for Goldsboro City Council District 2 between Councilman Bill Broadaway and Kelvin Maurice Stallings; District 5 between Councilman David Ham and Jermaine Dawson; and District 6 between Councilman Gene Aycock and David L. Craig.
The city of Goldsboro will hold a primary election on Oct. 8 if three or more candidates file for mayor or for a particular council seat. The top two vote-getters in each primary race will advance to the November election.
The primary process is set forth in the city’s charter. The county’s other municipalities do not have a primary in their charters.
For example, if 10 candidates file for mayor in Mount Olive, they will all be on the November ballot with the top vote-getter winning the election.
All five Mount Olive commissioners and Mayor Joe Scott filed for re-election Friday.
Andrade Oliver filed Monday for the Mount Olive District 1 seat now held by Vicky Darden.
Also filing Monday were:
• Al Lewis, Fremont District 1, incumbent.
• Leon Mooring, Fremont District 2, incumbent.
• Joyce Reid, Fremont District 5, incumbent.
• Annie Lewis, Fremont District 6, incumbent.
• Danny Jackson, Walnut Creek, incumbent.
• Andy G. Hartley, Fork Township Sanitary District, incumbent.
• Daryll E. Overton, Southwestern Sanitary District, incumbent.
Candidates file at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 309 E. Chestnut St.
The two-week filing period for candidates seeking office in the Nov. 5 general election continues until noon on July 19.