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ELECTION 2020: Filing tops 30 candidates as deadline nears

With filing scheduled to end at noon Friday, Stanly County Board of Elections has been busy during the second week of filing.

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;

Benton Dry for Albemarle City Council Member At-Large;

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

Matt Tracy for Albemarle City Council Member At-Large;

Incumbent Gary Lowder for Badin Town Council;

Incumbent Larry Baucom for Locust City Council;

Incumbent Harry Fletcher for Locust City Council;

Barry Sims for Locust City Council;

Incumbent Steve Huber for City of Locust Mayor;

Incumbent Michael Burrage for Misenheimer Village Council;

Incumbent Jeffrey G. Watson for Misenheimer Village Council;

Incumbent Bill Peak for New London Town Board;

Incumbent Johnny W. Chestnut Jr. for New London Town Board;

Incumbent Dan Phillips for New London Town Board;

Richard Kimmer for New London Town Board;

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 Joyce Little for Town of Oakboro Mayor;

Lanny Hathcock for Town of Oakboro Board;

Jesse Lewis for Town of Oakboro Board;

Melvin Poole for Town of Red Cross Council;

Incumbent Terry Almond for Town of Richfield Council;

Incumbent Jayantilal “Jay” Patel for Town of Richfield Council;

Barry Byrd for Town of Richfield Council;

Incumbent Larry Sides for Town of Stanfield Board;

Incumbent Jerry Williams for Town of Stanfield Board; and

Incumbent Karen Love for Town of Stanfield Board.

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

The deadline for filing is noon July 17.