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Hodges files for mayor’s post

Published 5:16pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mac Hodges officially tossed his hat into the ring Monday.

Hodges, known as “Bear,” filed the required paperwork to run for the mayor’s seat in Washington. Hodges is a real-estate appraiser.

Current Mayor Archie Jennings has decided not to seek re-election after two two-year terms as mayor.

Two incumbent Washington Park commissioners have filed to seek re-election to that town’s Board of Commissioners. Lee Bowen and Jeff Peacock filed their paperwork Monday.

On Tuesday, Washington Park Mayor Tom Richter filed for re-election.

Last week, Chocowinity Mayor Jimmy Mobley filed to seek re-election.

Also last week, Gil Davis and Lloyd May filed to seek seats on the Washington City Council. Davis is a former council member. May is a former City Council candidate. They finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 2011 council election. The top five vote-getters in that election became council members.

The filing period for municipal elections in Beaufort County ends at noon July 19.

In Washington, the mayor’s seat and all seats on the five-member council are available this election cycle. The council members and mayor do not serve staggered terms. The mayor and council members serve two-year terms.

In Aurora, the mayor’s seat and two seats on the Board of Commissioners are available. Aurora voters will also elect a commissioner to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of former Commissioner George Jones. W.C. Boyd was appointed in March to replace Jones.

There are two seats available on the four-member Bath Board of Commissioners this election cycle. The town’s mayor and commissioners serve four-year terms that are staggered

Belhaven voters will elect two aldermen and a mayor this election cycle. The Board of Alderman has five members, three from the east end of town and two from the west end. The aldermen serve four-year terms. The mayor serves a two-year term.

Belhaven voters also will select someone to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former Alderman Cindy Ross.

In Chocowinity, the mayor’s seat and two seats on the four-member Board of Commissioners are available this election cycle.

All five seats are available on the Pantego Board of Commissioners this election cycle, along with the mayor’s seat. The mayor and commissioners serve two-year terms.

In Washington Park, the mayor’s seat and all seats on that town’s five-member Town Council are available this election cycle. The mayor and council members serve two-year terms.

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