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ELECTION 2020: Filing continues as more incumbents join

More incumbents joined the race by filing Wednesday and Thursday.

Candidates who have filed so far are:

Incumbent Ronnie Michael for Albemarle Mayor;

Incumbent Dexter Townsend for Albemarle City Council Member District 1;

Incumbent Bill Aldridge for Albemarle City Council Member District 3;

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 Jeffrey G. Watson for Misenheimer Village Council;

Incumbent Bill Peak for New London Town Council;

Incumbent Johnny W. Chestnut Jr. for New London Town 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 Robbie Cohen 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