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ELECTION 2020: Five more candidates file for office

Five more candidates filed Tuesday for municipal elections in the fall. People have until noon July 17 to file.

Candidates who have filed so far are:

Incumbent Ronnie Michael for Albemarle Mayor;

Incumbent Dexter Townsend for Albemarle City Council Member District 1;

Incumbent Martha Sue Hall for Albemarle City Council Member At-Large;

Incumbent Chris Bramlett for Albemarle City Council Member At-Large;

Tim “TJ” Morgan for Albemarle City Council Member At-Large;

Barry Sims for Locust City Council;

Incumbent Harold Thompson for Town of Norwood Mayor;

Linda Campbell for Town of Norwood Mayor;

Incumbent James Lilly for Town of Norwood Council;

Incumbent Terry Almond for Town of Richfield Council; and

Incumbent Karen Love for Town of Stanfield Council.

There are numerous municipal seats up for election. The list of positions are below. They are each four-year terms unless otherwise stated.

Albemarle

The election method was changed to non-partisan plurality for the first time last October.

  • Mayor ($20 filing fee)–Incumbent is Ronnie Michael
  • Two Council At-Large positions ($10)– Incumbents are Chris Bramlett and Martha Sue Hall
  • Council District 1 ($10)–Incumbent is Dexter Townsend
  • Council District 3 ($10)–Incumbent is Bill Aldridge

Badin

  • Two Council At-Large positions ($6 filing fee)–Incumbents are Ernest Peoples and Gary Lowder

Locust

  • Mayor ($10 filing fee)–Incumbent is Steve Huber. Position is for two years.
  • Four Council At-Large positions ($10)–Incumbents are Larry Baucom, Michael Haigler, Harry Fletcher and Rusty Efird

Misenheimer

  • Two Council At-Large positions ($5 filing fee)–Incumbents are Michael F. Burrage and Jeffrey G. Watson

New London

  • Three Commissioner At-Large positions ($10 filing fee)–Incumbents are Bill Peak, Johnny W. Chestnut, Jr. and Dan Phillips

Norwood

  • Mayor ($40 filing fee)–Incumbent is Harold Thompson
  • Two Council At-Large positions ($20)–Incumbents are Robbie Cohen and James Lilly

Oakboro

  • Mayor ($25 filing fee)–Incumbent is Joyce Little. Position is for two years.
  • Two Commissioner At-Large positions ($25)–Incumbents are Chris N. Huneycutt and Latoya Jackson

Red Cross

  • Mayor ($15 filing fee)–Incumbent is Kelly Brattain
  • Two Council At-Large positions ($15)–One is vacant and the other incumbent is Trina Plowman

Richfield

  • Three Commissioner At-Large positions ($10 filing fee)–Incumbents are Jim Misenheimer, Terry Wayne Almond and Jayantilal ‘Jay’ Patel

Stanfield

  • Three Commissioner At-Large positions ($20 filing fee)–Incumbents are Karen Faye Love, Larry Sides and Jerry Williams