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Woolard seeks 6th District seat

Published 6:51pm Thursday, February 20, 2014

Beaufort County Republican Ashley Woolard is running to become the person representing the 6th District in the N.C. House of Representatives.

Harry Meredith, the former chief deputy under Sheriff Alan Jordan, is the third Republican to file to seek the position being vacated by Jordan, who is not seeking re-election. The other two Republicans are Donald Dixon and Ernie Coleman.

Woolard and Meredith filed their required paperwork and paid their filing fees Thursday at the Beaufort County Board of Elections,

Woolard joins fellow Republicans Mattie Lawson and Jeremy D. Adams in seeking to become the Republican nominee in the race for the 6th District seat in the state House. Incumbent Paul Tine, a freshman legislator and a Democrat, is seeking re-election.

As of Thursday, four Democrats have filed to run for sheriff. They are Todd Alligood, Russell Davenport, Gary W. Blount and Al J. Whitney.

So far during the filing period, which began Feb. 10, four Republicans have filed to seek the three seats on the Beaufort County Board of Education this election cycle. They are Ron Buzzeo, Don Cox, Keith Kidwell and Frankie Waters.

As of Thursday, two Democrats had filed to seek seats on the Board of Commissioners. They are incumbent Ed Booth and Robert B. Cayton, a former commissioner.

E.C. Peed, who represents District 2 on the Beaufort County Board of Education, has filed for re-election. Michael Bilbro has filed to run for the District 6 seat on the Beaufort County Board of Education. Butch Oliver has filed to seek the District 8 seat on the school board. Terry Williams has filed to seek re-election as the District 4 representative on the school board.

The even-numbered seats on the nine-member Beaufort County Board of Education are available this election cycle. The Board of Education races are nonpartisan.

Incumbent Clerk of Court Marty Paramore, a Democrat, has filed for re-election.

He is being challenged for the clerk of court’s seat by Eva Buck, who has not yet filed but announced her candidacy late last year. She plans to run as an unaffiliated candidate.

Last week, Republican Jimbo Shiver filed to run for the clerk of court’s position.

Primaries are set for May 6. Early voting for the primaries begins April 24 and ends May 3. The general election is set for Nov. 4, with early voting in the general election beginning Oct. 23 and ending Nov. 1.



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