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More candidates file for office

Published 5:14pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Incumbent Washington City Council member William Pitt filed Monday to seek re-election.

Greg Sattherthwaite also filed Monday to run for a west-end seat on the Belhaven Board of Aldermen.

Belhaven Mayor Adam O’Neal filed Tuesday for re-election.

On Tuesday, Larry Beeman filed to run for a seat on the Washington City Council, and Brian Wood filed as a candidate for the Washington Park Board of Commissioners.

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

Pitt joins incumbents Bobby Roberson and Doug Mercer in seeking re-election to the council. Former council member Gil Davis and Lloyd May are seeking election to the council.

Mac Hodges is running for the mayor’s post in Washington. Current Mayor Archie Jennings is not seeking re-election.

Incumbent Chocowinity Board of Commissioners member Louise Furman is seeking to retain her seat on that board. Chocowinity Mayor Jimmy Mobley is seeking re-election.

In Washington Park, Mayor Tom Richter and incumbent commissioners Lee Bowen and Jeff Peacock are seeking re-election.

As of Tuesday, no one had filed to run in the elections in Aurora, Bath and Pantego, according to the Beaufort County Board of Elections.

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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