Candidate filing closes out for week for 2022 elections

Published 5:15 pm Friday, February 25, 2022

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The filing period for local candidates wanting to run for office in this year’s primary elections resumed Thursday and will end at noon March 4.

Several candidates filed for positions in December before the filing period was halted by the North Carolina Supreme Court over legal challenges regarding redistricting. Candidate filing for the November elections restarted this week after a Wake County court approved new redistricting maps for the state’s congressional and legislative elections.

Here are all the candidates who have filed for local offices as of Friday:

  • County Commissioner At-Large: Republicans incumbent Lane Furr and Patty Crump;
  • County Commissioner District 1: Republicans incumbent Mike Barbee, Levi Greene and Mike Haigler;
  • County Commissioner District 2: Republicans incumbent Bill Lawhon, Jon Ledbetter and Thomas Townsend;
  • County Commissioner District 3: Republicans incumbent Tommy Jordan and Brandon King;
  • County Commissioner District 4: Republican Trent Hatley;
  • Board of Education At-Large: Republicans incumbent Anthony Graves, Melvin Poole and John Wright;
  • Board of Education District 1: Republicans incumbent Dustin Lisk and Meghan Almond;
  • Sheriff: Democrat Davara Ponds and Republican incumbent Jeff Crisco;
  • Clerk of Superior Court: Democrat Todd Lowder and Republicans Pam Blake, Michael Greene and Ginger Efird;
  • NC District Court Judge District 20A Seat 1 (Stanly County): Republican Phillip Cornett;
  • NC District Court Judge District 20A Seat 2 (Stanly County): Republican John Nance;
  • NC District Court Judge District 20A Seat 3 (Montgomery County): Republican Thai Vang.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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