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(WECT) - A flurry of candidates signed up to run for office on the opening day of the filing period in North Carolina, including several familiar faces.
New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield filed for the District 7 Congressional seat, currently held by Rep. Mike McIntyre. Fellow commissioner Woody White planned to file for the same race on Tuesday, but has pushed it back to Friday because of the impending wintry weather.
District Attorney Jon David will be seeking re-election as district attorney for Bladen, Columbus, and Brunswick counties.
Long-time Brunswick County Board of Education member Olaf "Bud" Thorsen is signed up to run for the County Commission in District 1. That seat is currently held by Commissioners Chairman Phil Norris. Fellow Republicans Frank Blue and Randy Thompson also signed up to run for that seat, according to the filing list in Brunswick County. Brunswick Sheriff John Ingram, State Senator Bill Rabon and State Representative Frank Iler all filed to run for re-election. You can read the whole list for the county here.
It's not the only movement on local school boards. In Pender County, former county commissioner F.D. Rivenbark is looking to get back in the game with a run for the Pender Board of Education in District 1. Also filing to run for Board of Education were Kenneth Lanier Jr. in District 2 and Katherine Herring in District 4. Chris Medlin (District 1) and David Piepmeyer (District 2) filed to run for county commission.
Along with the race between the former and current sheriff in New Hanover County, several people filed the official paperwork after previously announcing plans. Frankie Roberts, who runs the non-profit organization called LINC, threw his name in the ring for county commission. The full list is available here.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, Columbus and Bladen Counties had yet to post first day sign ups for local races.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:45:32 GMT
HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) – Rep. Chris Millis (R-Pender County) is the only local Republican member of the NC House not to endorse House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenberg) in his bid for U.S. Senate. TillisMore >>
Rep. Chris Millis of Pender County is the only member of the local GOP delegation in the state House not to endorse Rep. Thom Tillis in his campaign for U.S. Senate. Click on the story to see why Millis is not endorsing Tillis or any other candidate in the GOP field.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:10 AM EST2014-03-07 13:10:59 GMT
SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP/WECT) - State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said NesbittMore >>
Just days after stepping down as the Senate Minority Leader in the General Assembly, state Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) passed away from stomach cancer.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:03 AM EST2014-03-05 13:03:49 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina state Sen. Martin Nesbitt has stepped down as the Senate's minority leader because of a recent medical diagnosis. Sen. Dan Blue is taking his place. The Senate DemocraticMore >>
State Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) has stepped down from his position of Minority Leader because of a health issue. Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake) will be filling the role.More >>
Sunday, March 2 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-03-02 15:02:31 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A flurry of final-day filings on Friday added candidates to races for seats in Washington DC, Raleigh and southeastern North Carolina. New Hanover County Commissioner JonathanMore >>
Several last-minute filings set up primary challenges for candidates seeking office in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Nearly all Sheriffs in southeastern North Carolina will also have primary challenges in 2014.More >>
Friday, February 28 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-02-28 05:00:12 GMT
FLORENCE, SC (WECT) – Will Breazeale, the 2008 Republican nominee for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District seat, has decided not to run for the same office in 2014. In a news release sent out lateMore >>
Will Breazeale, who won the GOP nomination in the 7th Congressional District in 2008, has decided not to make another run for the office in 2014.More >>
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