Candidate filing for nonpartisan municipal elections begins Friday

Published 1:38 pm Monday, June 27, 2022

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Filing to run for nonpartisan municipal offices across the county in the general election is only a few days away. The filing period will begin at noon Friday and run until noon July 15.

Below are the seats that will be up for grabs for each of the county’s municipalities in November and the incumbents that currently hold them.


  • Council At-Large (four years) — Martha Hughes
  • Council District 2 (four years) — Shirley Lowder
  • Council District 4 (four years) — Chris Whitley


  • Council At-Large (four years) — Larry Milano
  • Council East District (four years) — Anne Harwood
  • Council West District (four years) — Deloris Chambers


  • Mayor (two years) — Steve Huber
  • Council At-Large (four years) — J.C. Burris
  • Council At-Large (four years) — Roger Hypes
  • Council At-Large (four years) — Mandy Watson


  • Council At-Large (four years) — Michael Herron
  • Council At-Large (four years) — Peter Edquist
  • Council At-Large (four years) — Micah Edquist

New London

  • Mayor (four years) — Tate Daniels
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Marcus Mullis
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Christy Starnes


  • Council At-Large (four years) — Keith Morgan 
  • Council At-Large (four years) — Wes Hartsell


  • Mayor (two years) — Joyce Little
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Mike Efird
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Bud Smith
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Bobby Watkins

Red Cross

  • Council At-Large (four years) — Karen Smith
  • Council At-Large (four years) — Vacant


  • Mayor (four years) — Terry Deese
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Cynthia Heglar
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Kevin Almond
  • Commissioner At-Large (two years) — Jay Patel


  • Mayor (four years) — Kevin Barbee
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — Brent Holbrooks
  • Commissioner At-Large (four years) — James Kluttz
  • Commissioner At-Large (two years) — Greg Bratton

People also have until noon Friday to file for Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor. The incumbents are Curtis Furr (elected in 2018) and Gerald McSwain (appointed in 2020).

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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